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Man, 21, fatally shot in home invasion

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A woman who heard people trying to break into her home on Detroit’s west side cowered inside a closet and called 911. By the time police arrive, the intruders had broken in, fatally shot a 21-year-man in the house, and left, police said Sunday.

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The break-in began early Sunday on the 15800 block of Chatham, south of West McNichols and east of the Southfield Freeway.

It was about 4:10 a.m. when the woman heard the noises. when police and medics arrived, they found the victim dead in a hallway with multiple gunshot wounds.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

jdickson@detroitnews.com