Cops: Man set up, ambushed, shot after strip club visit

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 22-year-old man was shot in the wrist after being ambushed when he tried to meet an employee of a Detroit strip club after hours, police said.

The shooting took place about 3:30 a.m., said Michael Woody, director of media relations for the Detroit Police Department. Woody declined to say where the shooting took place because “we don’t need a bunch of people over there” in the early hours of the investigation.

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Police believe the man’s troubles started at a strip club on Michigan Avenue, when the man and an employee of the club agreed to meet up after the club closed.

When the victim arrived at the agreed-upon location, “several suspects approached, firing shots,” Woody said. The man was struck in his wrist, then robbed of jewelry and a watch.

The victim ran to a business in the area for help, and they called 911. He’s in stable condition.

Suspects fled in an unknown direction.