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Cops: Man escorted from store at gunpoint, fatally shot

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

A 36-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday evening by a suspect who escorted him at gunpoint from an east-side Detroit store, according to police.

The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. on the 7900 block of Charlevoix near Van Dyke, police said in a press release. The department released surveillance images and brief footage Wednesday, seeking help from the public to identify the shooter and a woman who was with him.

“Once outside (the store), the suspect made the victim sit inside of a vehicle and proceeded to shoot him,” police said. “The victim was transported to a local hospital where he expired from his injuries.”

A motive was not released and it was not immediately clear what role police believe the woman played in the shooting.

“There is a female in the (surveillance) video who accompanied the male suspect,” police said. “She is wanted for questioning.”

The shooter and the woman both fled the scene in a bronze-colored, new model Chrysler 200.

The suspect is described by police as 25 to 30 years old, 6-foot with a dark complexion. He had dreadlocks, a full beard and was wearing a white T-shirt with black Dickie pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit police homicide unit at 313-596-2260 or 313-596-2026. Anonymous tipsters also may use the department’s DPD Connect app or call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) SPEAK-UP.

HFournier@detroitnews.com

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