Police: Would-be robber gunned down on Detroit's west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
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Detroit — A 22-year-old fatally shot a man who attempted to rob him early Thursday morning on Detroit's west side, police said. 

The shooting took place about 12:50 a.m. in at Lesure and Thatcher, which is north of West Outer Drive and west of Schaefer.

The victim was sitting in a vehicle with two people when two others approached them from behind on foot.

Police say one of those people approached the driver side of the vehicle, assaulted the victim with a gun and demanded items.

The victim, who holds a concealed weapons permit, had his handgun with him.

He fired his gun several times, and the man, believed to be in his 20s, fell to the ground. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. His identity is not yet known.

The second person was last seen driving a silver SUV. No detailed description for that man is available.

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