Preacher, singer Marvin Winans carjacked in Detroit
Pastor and gospel singer Marvin Winans said he lost his wallet and his SUV in Wednesday's attack.
May 16th, 2012
08:53 PM ET

Preacher, singer Marvin Winans carjacked in Detroit

Detroit pastor and gospel singer Marvin Winans, who delivered the eulogy at pop star Whitney Houston's funeral this year, was robbed and carjacked at a gas station in his home city Wednesday afternoon, CNN affiliates WXYZ and WDIV report.

Winans, pastor at Perfecting Church on Detroit's east side, had just walked out of the Detroit station's convenience store and was about to pump gas into his SUV when four men exited the store and attacked him, he told WXYZ.

The attackers kicked him and took his wallet and his purple 2012 Infiniti QX56 SUV, he said. Winans suffered cuts and bruises to his face, hands and arms, and his pants were torn, WDIV reported.

“This kind of nonsense just has to stop ... it’s just the savageness of what’s happening in the streets. We just have to take a look at ourselves and say this has to stop,” he told WXYZ.

Detroit police are investigating, WXYZ reported.

Winans delivered Houston's eulogy at her February funeral in New Jersey. He also officiated at Houston's 1992 marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown.

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  1. nunya

    Thank god it was Marvin Winans and NOT Marvin Wayans.

    May 17, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • yep, i hear ya

      i hear ya, people say i dont pay tention, but i do

      May 17, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • JAMES

      You sound silly they should not be car jacking no one fool

      May 17, 2012 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lewy

    If I lived in Detroit, I sure wouldn't stop for gas.

    May 17, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Oh_Well

    Praise kilpatrick's reign. Oops. can happen to anyon e these days in thr deadlands.

    May 17, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. spurt

    so is he one of the preachers that preaches hate towards gays claiming the bible says so when it does not.

    May 17, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • B4Real2Me

      Spurt, what does Marvin Winans' spiritual beliefs have to do with him being carjacked?!?!

      May 17, 2012 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
    • JAMES

      It is in Bible fool

      May 17, 2012 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. ct

    sounds like those paul and romney supporters to me

    May 17, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Only $60,000 for 2012 qx56?

    In my city, Phoenix, AZ, used with decent upgrades is $70,000. Top of the line upgrades used is $79,000. That is a pretty expensive car for a pastor, regardless of his past successes in the music industry and his acting career. It could have turned out far worse for him so thank God for that.

    May 17, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. LovePastorWinans

    I love Bisop Winans and I am so glad he wasn't hurt. I really respect him for who he is and the life that he lives before us. Those of you who are talking about race, Al Sharpton, his car type, etc. etc. need to get a life.

    May 17, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
    • keke

      Amen to you cause some of these comments are nasty and unwarrented u disgusting human beings need to look at him as a human and stop doing the devils work and mocking him because of his profession

      May 17, 2012 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. animal luvr

    detroit is a cesspool, that's why every company packs up and leaves Too much crime

    May 17, 2012 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. face

    there's a portion of American society that don't give a damn about you, you, or you because no one gives a damn about them. Yall better wake up, and start giving a damn about those on the outside of society before they run up on you at a gas station.

    May 17, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Make my day

      Click – bang. Run up on that.

      May 17, 2012 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Natch

      That fringe of society you allude to might want to stay where they're living now, since if they run up on someone at a gas station where I live, they're going to be Zimmermanned!!

      May 17, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. Rick

    Good...Someone to inspire better gun laws.

    May 17, 2012 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. Frank Garrett

    How come Jesse and Al aren't protesting this?

    May 17, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  12. @face

    Don't worry there is plenty of welfare and food stamps in the D. There is also plenty of people who have tried and still attempt to help the struggling hard working people in Detroit. Problem is there are none, every honest hardworking person left Detroit years ago. Nothing left but crimals. I grew up in Detroit, left the day I graduated High School and will never ever go back. Ever. The probelm with Detroit is the Liberal policys that have left a community hooked on welfare/food stamps with no jobs and no tax revenue. Detroit can not afford to pay its police/FD. Even the Mayor, Kwame, was a crook! We should bomb Detroit and start over. Feel free to move to Detroit and start caring about it's citizens. I'm sure you can turn it around and you will be well respected. I am in Kandahar, Afghanistan now and it is safer than Detroit.

    May 17, 2012 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
    • The slow rot

      No need for any action. It's falling apart all on its own.

      May 17, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. James

    I left Detroit 25 yr's ago & since then so has almost my entire white family. Detroit sucks ! It started with Mayor Coleman Young & then to Kwame Kilpatrick !

    May 17, 2012 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. JAMES

    Now you sound silly just because a person has nice car don't give them the right to take your car "fool no matter what type car it was. Let's them work for what they instead of just taking folks cars like you have some sense fool

    May 17, 2012 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bleh64

    Would this be news if were just an every day common, so really who gives a rats hiney.

    May 17, 2012 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
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