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Police: Robber kills man who took too long to comply

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 26-year-old man was shot dead Saturday morning after apparently taking too long to hand over items to a man who was robbing him at gunpoint on Detroit’s east side, police said.

The fatal shooting took place about 5:30 a.m. Saturday on the 20200 block of Wexford, in front of a home, said Officer Jennifer Moreno of the Detroit Police Department. That block of Wexford is south of East Eight Mile and west of Ryan.

The victim, a 26-year-old man, was sitting in his vehicle when an armed man wearing a black varsity-type jacket, with leather sleeves, approached the car with a shotgun and demanded his belongings. Angered by how long the victim took in handing over those belongings, a witness told police, the suspect fired a single shot and hit the victim, then fled.

The witness then drove the victim to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he died.

jdickson@detroitnews.com