5 shot, 1 killed in 12 hours in Detroit

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — Over a 12-hour period stretching from mid-afternoon Tuesday to early Wednesday morning, there were at least five shootings in Detroit, one of them fatal, police said. All five victims were male, and three of the five shootings took place on Detroit's east side.

Man killed trying to avenge robbery

At about 5:35 p.m. on the 11000 block of Nottingham on the city's east side, a man believed to be in his 20s confronted another man, who had allegedly robbed a friend of his. 

Police say the victim called over the man to his gray Dodge Charger, pointed a gun at him and accused him of robbing a friend.

The two men struggled over the gun. The victim fired two shots but none hit.

The other man disarmed the victim, but the victim produced a second gun. Again the men struggled, except this time the victim was shot twice during the tussle.

Medics pronounced him dead at the scene, and police arrested a suspect, a 28-year-old man. Police recovered both guns.

Man shot through car window 

A second shooting took place about 8:15 p.m. in a parking lot on the 6800 block of Michigan Avenue. That's in southwest Detroit, west of Livernois.

Police say a 58-year-old approached the passenger side of a 2009 blue Ford, and shot a 37-year-old man sitting in the driver seat through his car window, before fleeing on foot.

The shooter and victim may be known to each other, police said. Medics transported the victim to a hospital, and he's listed in critical condition.

18-year-old shot while walking east side street

Back on Detroit's east side, about 9:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was walking on Detroit's east side when another man approached him. This was on Emery, between Gallagher and Charest, which is north of East Seven Mile and east of Conant.

The man, for whom no detailed description is available, fired one shot, striking him.

Police say the shooter fled west on Emery, toward Conant, while the victim ran to the 19200 block of Charest, about a half-mile north and east of the shooting scene. Medics took him from there to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Man, 36, shot from vacant home on east side

At about 10:35 p.m. a 36-year-old man and others were gathered, standing outside, on the 10300 block of Britain. That's on the city's east side, south of Morang and west of Cadieux.

Police say a shot was fired from the vacant dwelling across the street. 

The 36-year-old man was hit by the gunfire. Medics transported him to a hospital, where he was listed in temporary serious condition.

Family dispute leads to shooting

Wednesday morning at 4:30 a.m., a dispute between a stepfather and stepson ended in gunfire.

The shooting took place on the 7700 block of Prairie, which is south of Tireman and west of Livernois on the city's west side.

Police say the victim, 38, and the suspect, his stepson, were arguing when the stepson pulled a handgun and fired multiple rounds. The victim, after being shot, rode his bike from the scene to the 76000 block of Livernois, where police were called.

Medics transported the victim to an area hospital, and he was listed in stable condition.