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2 early morning homicides touch city’s east, west sides

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — Two men in Detroit are dead — one on the east side, one on the west side — after being shot in their homes early Monday morning, said Officer Dan Donakowski of the Detroit Police Department. Both homicides took place near Warren Avenue.

A 43-year-old male was shot dead on Detroit’s east side after answering his door. Police responded to a 911 call on the 5300 block of Iroquois, between Gratiot and Warren Avenue, at 2:41 a.m.

After his girlfriend heard an early morning knock on the door, the 43-year-old male victim responded. After having words with the person at the door, shots were fired, and the victim was hit in the body. He was transported to a local hospital but was declared dead on arrival, Donakowski said.

Police do not yet have a description of the suspect.

In another case on the 5000 block of Vancourt, near Warren Avenue on Detroit’s west side, a 25-year-old male was killed around 4:30 a.m. in what police say was a home invasion. After a suspect entered the home, the victim was shot multiple times.

The man’s girlfriend called 911. Police transported the victim to a local hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival.

Police do not yet have a description of the suspect.

Those who have information on either case should call the Detroit Homicide unit at (313) 596-2260. Those who prefer anonymity are asked to call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.