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Home Depot fender bender leads to fatal shooting

Holly Fournier and George Hunter
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 42-year-old man was fatally shot Monday morning after a fender bender in a Home Depot parking lot, according to police.

The man was shot by an unknown suspect around 10:30 a.m. after the two got into a fender bender outside the Home Depot on Meyers Road between Seven Mile and Margareta Avenue, police said.

“They both pulled out of the parking lot and the suspect drove up to the passenger side (of the victim’s vehicle),” Officer Keisha Beasley-Dorsey said. “He fired two shots into the vehicle, striking the victim.”

One of the shots apparently hit the victim’s cellphone, ricocheted off it and struck him, Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt said.

The victim’s black Ford F150 crashed into a stop sign.

“The victim apparently was doing some home improvement and got into a beef with the shooter,” Dolunt said. “We’re looking at video from the store now.”

The suspect fled in a silver Chevrolet Silverado, Beasley-Dorsey said. He is described by police as 30 to 40 years old and armed with a handgun.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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