Rev. Marvin Winans Beaten, Carjacked in Detroit
05/17/2012 AT 10:30 AM EDT
The Rev. Marvin Winans suffered cuts and bruises and had his wallet, a $15,000 Rolex watch and his 2012 Infiniti SUV stolen, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The three or four men who attacked Winans at a gas station in a northwest part of the city likely did not know who he was, police said.
Winans, 54 – whose newest recording, "Let the Church Say Amen," is currently No. 1 on Billboard's gospel charts – was pumping gas at a Citgo station when a young man approached and asked about the music on his car radio, police said. Winans was then allegedly sucker-punched, beaten and robbed.
A Houston family friend, Winans delivered Whitney's eulogy at her funeral, and brought up members of his family to the altar for an impromptu performance of their gospel hit "Tomorrow."