Gas station confrontation leaves one dead

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A rendezvous between a man and woman at a gas station early Sunday ended in a fatality when the woman’s boyfriend showed up and confronted the other man, police said

Detroit Police Officer Dan Donakowski said the 3:15 a.m. shooting happened at the Fuel Zone gas station on the 19800 block of Fenkell.

He said earlier on Saturday, a 22-year-old man met a 31-year-old woman and exchanged phone numbers, The pair agreed to meet later at the gas station.

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When they did meet, a 24-year-old man, who police identify as the woman’s boyfriend, showed up.

A “verbal altercation” ensued, Donakowski said, before shots were fired. The 22-year-old man was shot.

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But the 22-year-old was also a concealed pistol license holder, and had his weapon with him. He returned fire, fatally striking the 24-year-old. The 22-year-old man is in stable condition and “expected to be OK,” Donakowski said.

The incident remains under investigation.