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Late Sunday night on Detroit’s west side, a 23-year-old man who witnessed an alleged assault fired shots and wounded a weapon-wielding man, police said.

The incident took place about 11 p.m. at Lyndon and Stansbury, said Jennifer Watson, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman. The area is south of Fenkell and west of Schaefer.

A woman was driving a pick-up truck with a male passenger when the two became engaged in a “verbal altercation” with a man who was on foot.

The person was arguing with the driver and at some point allegedly pulled out an object and broke a window in the truck.

The driver of the truck drove off, and the suspect gave chase, still with the object in his hand.

At that point, police say a 23-year-old man who was in the area pulled a gun on the suspect and issued a warning: “don’t come any closer.”

When the suspect did come closer, the man fired multiple shots, police said. Medics transported the 25-year-old man to Sinai-Grace Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, said Dave Fornell, deputy commissioner of the Detroit Fire Department. The suspect was in critical condition at last report, but no arrest has yet been reported, Watson said.

jdickson@detroitnews.com

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