Man, 24, slain in downtown Detroit
Detroit —A 24-year-old man was shot and killed early Wednesday in downtown Detroit while sitting in a vehicle that had Indiana plates, police said.
Police initially said it appeared the drive-by shooting took place at around 2:20 a.m. near Woodward and Adams. But on Thursday, further investigation revealed that the shooting happened at Gratiot and St. Antoine, said Officer Holly Lowe, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman. Police also updated the victim's age from 23 to 24.
The victim, police said, was the front-seat passenger in a black Lexus ES 350 with a temporary license plate from Indiana. As he sat in the Lexus, a white Dodge Challenger pulled up to the passenger side and started shooting, hitting the victim in his back and neck. At least three rounds hit the Lexus on the passenger side.
Police say the driver of the Lexus then headed east, finally flagging down a Detroit police scout car in the area of Gratiot and Van Dyke.
The scout car then led the way to an area hospital, but the victim died in the emergency room.
A red Dodge Charger was also spotted in the area at the time of the shooting.
On Thursday, police made two arrests — a 29-year-old man and a 30-year-old man — and recovered both the Challenger and the Charger, along with three weapons, Lowe said.