Brandon Twp. shooting victim talks about surviving ambush

- It was one week ago a gunman forced his way into a Brandon Township apartment shooting two people including the suspect's estranged wife.

The other victim, her new boyfriend Ryan Sharp, is out of the hospital and speaking only to FOX 2.

Sharp says the alleged gunman Michael Quigley deserves to be locked up and that's where he is now, in the Oakland County Jail on an $8 million bond. He is charged with trying to kill his estranged wife and her new beau.

"It actually entered here in my sideburn and the bullet is still in my nasal cavity here," Sharp said.

And that round hit his eye before getting lodged in his nose.  Now he is on the road to recovery. The 35-year-old single father was shot in front of his daughter last week.

His girlfriend, Stephanie Quigley, was also struck inside of his Ortonville apartment. Authorities say Quigley's estranged husband Michael showed up there livid and unloaded his 22 caliber revolver on the couple.

"That night I did have a feeling it was him at the door," Sharp said. "I thought they were going to have a little conversation, you know, ‘What's up, what's going on?' Nope. it went completely sideways.

"(He said) some profanities, 'What's up mofos and what's going on?' And I told him she's bringing my kid to me, I just got out of the shower, you know what's going on, but none of that really registered.

"It seemed like he was here with nothing but violent intentions."

The shooting sent both Ryan and Stephanie to a local hospital and had Michael Quigley on the run.  He was apprehended the next day and is currently behind bars.

Ryan says he met Stephanie six months ago when he hired her as babysitter, and her marriage to Michael was on the rocks long before they started dating.

In fact, Stephanie filed for divorce and sought a personal protection order against her husband just weeks before the shooting.

"Like I said I needed all the help I could get with my daughter, she loves my daughter," Sharp said. "It was clicking you know, very nice, enjoying everything. And yeah, it turned into something very tragic."

Ryan says his 3-year-old daughter is still shaken up by the shooting but as bad as it as things are, he’s counting his blessings.

FOX 2: "He had a .22 caliber revolver. If he had a 9mm or a .40, what would your injuries be like?"

"I totally think this eye would be gone and I might have another hole up front," Sharp said. "I think it would've been much, much, much worse."

And on top of that, Stephanie Quigley may not be alive today. She however is still in the hospital and could be released soon.

Ryan says it'll be a few weeks before he learns if he'll need surgery on his eye.

If you would like to donate to help Sharp, his family has set up a CLICK HERE to donate.GoFundMe. CLICK HERE to donate.
 

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