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1 dead, 2 wounded in Detroit block party shooting

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — A weekend-long block party ended early Monday with a 19-year-old man dead and two people injured during an armed robbery attempt, police said.

Suspect #1 in a triple shooting on Woodlawn and Erwin - black male, 28, 5’8”-5’9”, 150 lbs., dark complexion, thick black braids to the back, light mustache beard and goatee connected, dark brown eyes, wearing a black short sleeve shirt and dark clothes. Head injury. Armed with a B.S.A. handgun.

The shooting occurred as the party was wrapping up around 3 a.m. at Erwin and Woodlawn, Sgt. Cassandra Lewis said.

Three victims — a 19-year-old man, a 44-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman — were getting into a vehicle when three suspects approached in a black Chevy Impala.

“One of the suspects exited the vehicle, armed, and announced a hold-up,” Lewis said.

Suspect #2 in triple shooting on Woodlawn and Erwin- black male, 28, 6’1”-6’2”, 170 lbs., medium complexion, either a small afro or braids to the back (black in color), light mustache, dark brown eyes, wearing a white “T” shirt and blue jeans. Armed with a B.S.A. handgun.

The suspect pointed his weapon at the 19-year-old victim, she said.

“Then the 44-year-old man hit the suspect with a bottle,” she said. “The second suspect exited the vehicle and began firing shots, striking all three victims.”

The third suspect never exited the Impala, Lewis said.

The 19-year-old victim was killed and the two other victims were injured in the shooting. The injured victims are expected to recover, Lewis said.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, three people were also shot Sunday at a park filled with up to 300 people at a barbecue on the city’s east side.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. at Maheras-Gentry Park, near Avondale and Navahoe.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) SPEAKUP.

(313) 223-4616