Man shot after bus stop argument over profanity

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A dispute over foul language led to the shooting of a 29-year-old man at a Woodward Avenue bus stop on Saturday afternoon, police said.

A DDOT bus stop sign.


The shooting took place at 1:06 p.m. Saturday at  the bus terminal at Woodward Avenue and the State Fairgrounds, said Sgt. Adam Madera, a Detroit Police Department spokesman.

Madera says that the victim and the suspect argued when the older man took exception to the profanity the younger man was using on the bus, in earshot of his family. The two had been riding a Detroit Department of Transportation bus.

Their dispute continued when the men got off the bus, at which point the older man pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Police arrived and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he was in temporary serious condition

They were unable to locate the suspect, who was not arrested. An investigation is ongoing, Madera said.