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Police: CPL holder shoots man who stole iPhone

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 19-year-old man is hospitalized and under arrest after being shot in his right thigh early Thursday morning in the course of allegedly stealing an iPhone during a planned buy on Detroit's west side.

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The suspect and the alleged victim, who police said is a 23-year-old man, arranged to meet at the apartment of the 23-year-old, on the 1600 block of Calvert, so that the victim could sell the suspect his iPhone, said Officer Holly Lowe, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman. The area is north of Chicago Boulevard and west of the John C. Lodge Freeway.

The men arranged the transaction online.

In the course of the transaction, the suspect pulled out a handgun, police said. 

But the 23-year-old — who has a license to carry a concealed handgun — pulled out his own gun and shot the suspect in his right thigh.

The suspect was spotted leaving the area in a silver Toyota with three other men, who transported him to Henry Ford Hospital, where he remains in police custody. No update on his condition is immediately available. 

Police are investigating.