FLINT, MI – In early August, a young woman drove frantically through the streets of Flint.
The man she was seeing was in her vehicle, bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds.
As he screamed at her to hurry up, complaining that he was bleeding profusely, she made it to the closest hospital to the Stevenson Street home they both resided – McLaren Healthcare.
“I drove him to the door, and he got out and fell on the ground,” the woman, who MLive-The Flint Journal is not identifying, testified in Genesee County District Court on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
That man, 26-year-old Monte Alexander, would soon die from his injuries. Police would later arrest a 38-year-old man, James Greer, in connection with the fatal shooting.
Greer, of Flint, is charged with open murder and felony firearm. He appeared in the courtroom of Genesee County District Court Judge Jessica J. Hammon Tuesday for a preliminary examination in the case, tasking prosecutors with showing probable cause the case should proceed to trial.
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Prosecutors began their case against Greer by calling the witness, who had been picked up Monday morning on a material witness warrant.
The lone witness who testified described the moments before and after the shooting, and her frantic attempt to race Alexander to the hospital.
It was around 5 a.m. on Aug. 2. The woman, who said she would have sex with people in exchange for money, testified she and Alexander went to “Club Sunoco,” the Sunoco gas station on the corner of Flushing and Ballenger roads, to buy some drugs.
They made their purchases and returned home. In the meantime, the woman said she received a call from someone asking for a date. The woman agreed and, when the two returned home, a white vehicle was parked near their home.
Inside the vehicle was a man the woman in court identified as Greer. She told him she needed to go inside to clean up, but admitted she actually used the time to use heroin.
It was during this time, she said, she heard gunshots.
“After I heard the gunshots go off, I ran outside as quick as I could,” she said, adding that Greer was gone and Alexander was across the street on the ground. “He was screaming, ‘I got shot.’”
The woman noticeably shook as she answered questions from the attorneys in the case. The hearing would ultimately be cut short after the woman, who admitted she was relapsing from heroin, said she could no longer continue.
Greer, who remains lodged without bond, is set to appear in court again on Oct. 2.
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