Detroit Woman Sentenced for Gas Station Shooting

DETROIT, MI – The woman who was caught on high definition security camera’s, through Project Green Light, firing a gun at two men in a car at a Detroit gas station was sentenced for her crimes.

Shamicah Burton, 20-years-old, was sentenced in court on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, after being convicted of assault with intent to murder and weapons charges.

She received a sentence of to 10 to 20 years on the assault charge and 2 to 5 years on the weapons charges.

Burton was also charged in an armed robbery the day before the incident at the gas station.

The video shows Burton and three other people standing outside a Dodge Charger on Sunday, March 20th, 2016, when a Pontiac Grand Prix pulls into the station. Burton can be seen allegedly retrieving a gun from the car’s glove box.  You can then see her fire rounds into the Grand Prix at 4:21 a.m.

Mayor Mike Duggan, Chief James E. Craig, Detroit Police Department Executives, officials from Motorola Solutions and McDonald’s announced on Monday, May 23rd, 2016, that the Project Green Light Program will be expanding. McDonald’s fast food restaurants and others will be upgrading their outside lighting and installing high-definition cameras to help reduce crime in the city and around their businesses.

The program is being expanded to more than 20 locations, including 11 McDonald’s, liquor stores and additional gas stations.

Project Green Light Detroit is the first public-private-community partnership of its kind, blending a mix of real-time crime-fighting and community policing aimed at improving neighborhood safety, promoting the revitalization and growth of local businesses, and strengthening DPD’s efforts to deter, identify, and solve crime.  Using a system from Motorola Solutions, multiple video feeds can be seen on one screen and high-definition images are shared.

As part of Project Green Light Detroit, DPD and the City have committed to devote staff to effectively receive, monitor, and analyze video feeds from Project Green Light Detroit Partners.

Each business that partners with the program has a green light placed in a very prominent position on their building so it lets criminals know they are being watched.  It also allows for victims to quickly identify a safe place to go when trouble strikes.

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