WXYZ Reporter and Photographer “Shot At” While On the Job


Kim Russell

TVSpy.com reports that WXYZ-TV (Detroit) reporter Kim Russell and station photographer Jeremy Johnson were shot at while covering a story last week in the Motor City.

Russell says that she and Johnson were shot at while “doing our jobs” following up on a local man accused of shooting two police officers. She and Johnson went looking for relatives of the suspect, but came under fire.

“We could not see the shooter, but a neighbor down the street said, ‘Yeah, that person at that house you were going to has a reputation and has shot at people before,’” said Russell. “So clearly that was their way of saying they did not want us there.”

Russell said she and Johnson were unhurt. She then tweeted out a warning to other journalists and also lashed out at detractors who said her story was fake news.

Read more and see Russell’s Facebook video account on the incident here.