Police: 3 shot, 1 killed during 'struggle' on Detroit's west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — Three people were shot, including one man who died, late Sunday night on Detroit's west side during an altercation between four people, police said.

The triple shooting took place about 11:30 p.m. on the 19300 block of Prairie, north of West Seven Mile and west of Livernois. 

The dead man was identified as Eric Coleman, 28, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. 

Police say Coleman and a friend pulled up to a house and as they approached it, two men emerged from the shadows. The groups "engaged in a struggle," police said,  and shots were fired, striking three of the four.

Coleman died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. The death was ruled a homicide. 

One of the unidentified shooters was privately conveyed to the hospital by a man in a silver Chevy Equinox, with a license plate of DQF 5688. 

Medics transported the second survivor to the hospital. Both men, one 22, the other 26, are in police custody and listed in critical condition.

Police recovered two guns from the scene. They ask that tipsters come forward, either by calling the homicide unit at 313-596-2260, or, for those who prefer anonymity, Crime Stoppers of Michigan, at 800-SPEAK-UP.