March 18, 2010, - 5:38 pm

Tragic Detroit: Heroic Father Gives His Life to Save Mentally Disabled Son From Gunshots

By Debbie Schlussel

When I read about this story in the local Detroit newspaper the other day, it broke my heart.  This father made the ultimate sacrifice to save his son amidst the typical Detroit gunshots . . . in this case from an AK-47 in a fight over a car.

David Adams is a hero.  He was a poor, working-class mechanic who got work through word of mouth and repaired cars out of his house.  His funeral was today.  But you don’t see many stories like that of this 35-year-old in our feminized, anti-male society.  And sadly, this is what happens in Detroit every day of the week.  I don’t look for it to change, only to get worse. Don’t believe the woman in the video who claims this doesn’t normally happen in her neighborhood. It happens all over the city.

(Forgive me for posting this report by Amy Lange, a reporter who is in bed with the extremists in the Detroit Islamic community.  You can read about her lies here.)

Say a prayer for David Adams and his kids who are, tragically, now fatherless.


Gunshots fired on a Detroit street kill a man who ran outside to protect his mentally handicapped son. Now, his family is grief-stricken and calling him a hero.

35-year-old David Adams died saving his son. Tuesday afternoon, 13-year-old Joseph was sitting on the front porch of their home on Littlefield when someone down the street started shooting, firing an AK-47 at a car.

“As soon as he heard it, he ran outside, and he got to… Joseph,” said 17-year-old Aaron James. “He started blocking him, and he got shot twice.”

Instead of Joseph, two bullets hit Adams. James says his mother’s longtime boyfriend was a mechanic who always provided for his family. A father whose first instinct was to protect his child. As soon as Adams heard the gunshots, he ran out of the house to protect Joseph, who is mentally challenged.

“I thought it was brave of him, heroic,” James said.

“They were just talking to him, sitting on the porch having fun,” said Detroit Police Chaplain Carl Green.

“Could just as easily had been his child had he not gone out to save him,” said Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans.

Police say more than 20 rounds were fired during a dispute over a car in front of a home on Littlefield at Chalfonte. Another man involved in the shooting was hit and is hospitalized, but he’s not cooperating.

One of the few fathers in Detroit who actually lives with his kids and protects them. And this happens. It’s so sad. Rest in Peace, David Adams.

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21 Responses

This is tragic. May the killer or killers rot in hell.

goldenmike4393 on March 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm

This is also a microcosm of the tragedy of the loss of US jobs and the nameless, faceless victims of “global economic policy” started by Ray-gun and ensuing republicans and the real floodgates opened by president bl*wjob, with giving china MFN status and the ramrodding of NAFTA. Detroit was a hardworking and cultured city until the ’73 oil embargo that hit Detroit hard and the influx of Asian manufacturers using dumping practices to gain market share. The casualties from this “economic war” continue to this day, as evidenced by this story and the literally hundreds of thousands, if not more, people who’ve either been killed or mortally affected by the violence and despair that accompanies those cheap Asian cars and Walmart full of Chinese goods and paper towels that cost 10¢ less than at the market.

DS_ROCKS! on March 18, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Sad that a working man dies in such a way. Some scum bag with an AK is still out there and will do it again. Until our system lets them off with a light sentence if not a total acquital.

Joe on March 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm

DS, Detroit has been run by leftist Dems for almost 50 yrs.

R: Since I live in the Detroit area, I know. But Dave Bing is basically a Republican. He’s a good change, but has a ridiculous city council, still. DS

Roy on March 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Glad to see Debbie deleted the moronic comments by the libtard.

Joe on March 18, 2010 at 9:13 pm

It is horrible that such things are not taken more seriously by the city.

Worry01 on March 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm

A sad thing…happens way too often. Detroit used to be a nice city.

P. Aaron on March 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Heartbreaking indeed.

I’m sure St. Peter escorted him through the gates of heaven personally.

Tempus Fugit on March 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Can we send the family some money? How?

David on March 19, 2010 at 12:10 am

    great question David – I’m sure they need some help and someone who did something as honorable as that surely is worthy of any help that could be sent his way.

    Rob on March 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

A good story about a good man. What a pigsty. Let Hollywood buy the city for a dollar. Then at least the zombies will have jobs.

pat on March 19, 2010 at 2:34 am

Detroit and especially the metro area is still a great city despite the heartbreak, despair and political corruption rampant thanks to socio-economic policy engineering by neo-libs and progressive repubs. Detroit has excellent food, nightlife, education, arts and culture, history and architecture and the people are among the warmest and most down-to-earth in the U.S.

Every single one of her problems is directly a result of failed political and treasonous corporate policies, not the citizens.

DS_ROCKS! on March 19, 2010 at 7:18 am

Perhaps I missed something, but I didn’t see much to suggest that TV reporter Amy Lange is in bed with Islamic nut-jobs. Interviewing a terrorist/terrorist supporter and being dishonest about whether the piece ever aired is one thing, being in bed with Islam extremists is quite another. Is there more?

Ace on March 19, 2010 at 9:38 am

Ace, being a so-called terrorist but having ties to the CIA and FBI who stage attacks to set up one-world government and do it through the media via Operation Mockingbird…

There are legitimate terrorists out there, but for the most part they are patsies for global elites. Start reading things from people like Webster Tarpley, who didn’t let Bush off the hook for his things and you will see what i mean.

But to the matter of this story, did this kid, who’s dad made the ultimate sacrifice, have Autism? The report didn’t specify the mental disability. Then again, it’s WJBK, A Prince Bin Talaal station!

Bob Porrazzo on March 19, 2010 at 10:30 am

Not that no responsible gun owner would ever do this!

ward on March 19, 2010 at 10:47 am

Sad story. Leave it to DS to slip in a barb against Islam. It is the inner city. Islam has been going in there and reaching out to the minority urbanites for years, no wonder so many of them join. How has the Jewish community countered this exploitation?

jcm on March 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

Every time I read this, I feel terrible all over again. As a father, I would do this in a split-second too. So would your dad, Debbie. Didn’t know this family, yet it still breaks my heart. I pray for their comfort. So sad…..

#1 Vato on March 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm

hi Debbbie….has anyone put forth a place for donations for the family???

saf on March 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm

How sad for the family. What an honorable man. RIP.

Eric Schoen Smith on March 20, 2010 at 1:17 am

Blessings on his soul.

Violence in this country has escalated to frightening levels. We must pray for peace to prevail. Too many people think violence and hatred is the answer.

Narrated Anas: It was said to the Prophet “Would that you see Abdullah bin Ubai.” So, the Prophet went to him, riding a donkey, and the Muslims accompanied him, walking on salty barren land. When the Prophet reached ‘Abdullah bin Ubai, the latter said, “Keep away from me! By Allah, the bad smell of your donkey has harmed me.” On that an Ansari man said (to ‘Abdullah), “By Allah! The smell of the donkey of Allah’s Apostle is better than your smell.” On that a man from ‘Abdullah’s tribe got angry for ‘Abdullah’s sake, and the two men abused each other which caused the friends of the two men to get angry, and the two groups started fighting with sticks, shoes and hands. We were informed that the following Divine Verse was revealed (in this concern):– “And if two groups of Believers fall to fighting then, make peace between them.” (49.9) (Book #49, Hadith #856)

freda on March 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Faith without deeds is death. Someone should start a Memorial Fund for this man’s family…

RoadsScholar on March 22, 2010 at 7:24 am

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