Police: Woman bicyclist guns down armed man in downtown Detroit

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 24-year-old man is dead after a late-Tuesday night "road rage" confrontation in downtown Detroit became violent, police said.

The fatal shooting took place about 10:50 p.m. on the 400 block of East Jefferson, police said in preliminary information.

That's the same block as the Renaissance Center, between Randolph to the west and Beaubien to the east. The shooting happened on the eastbound side of the street, nearest the RenCen.

Janae Gordon, a spokeswoman for Detroit Police Department, said the man was driving a 2006 Land Rover when he had a "road rage" incident with the two bicyclists.

He then allegedly exited the Land Rover, with a weapon in hand, and approached the pair. The weapon was not a gun, Gordon said, but police declined to specify what it was, citing the ongoing investigation.

One of the bicyclists, a 28-year-old woman and a concealed pistol license holder, was armed, and allegedly fired once, striking the man. He died from his injuries.

Police took the gun into evidence but have not made an arrest.

1 killed, 1 arrested in SUV vs scooter crash

Detroit Police Department is also investigating a fatal scooter crash on the city's west side.

It was 3:07 a.m., in the area of Grand River and West McNichols, when a 2018 Chevy Malibu crashed into a Suzuki Burgman motor scooter.

The man driving the Suzuki died. Police arrested the driver of the Malibu, a 30-year-old man, but did not immediately say why.