Alexis Goggins, 7, was hit protecting her mother Selietha Parker, 30, after Parker's ex-boyfriend Calvin Tillie, 29, forced the pair and family friend Aisha Ford to drive to Six Mile Road under threat of death, the Detroit News reported.
Tillie, who was armed with a handgun, shot Parker in the side of the head and in the arm after Ford stopped for gas, but before he could fire a third shot, Goggins jumped over the seat between her mother and Tillie, begging him to stop, the Detroit News reported. Without hesitation, Tillie reportedly pumped six shots into the child.
The first grader is in stable condition at Children’s Hospital in Detroit with gunshot wounds to the eye, left temple, chin, cheek, chest and right arm, the Detroit News reported. Parker was admitted to the hospital, but later released.
Tillie was arrested at the scene. He had dated Parker for six months, the Detroit News reported.
So many people were touched by this courageous story that contributions are pouring in and a trust fund has been set up for Alexis.
Checks should be made out to the Alexis Goggins Hero Fund and sent to
Campbell Elementary School in care of the Alexis Goggins Hero Fund,
2301 E Alexandrine St,
Detroit, MI 48207.