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2 people killed Monday during confrontations on Detroit's east side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — In a three-hour period Monday night, a man and a woman were shot and killed during separate confrontations in Detroit, police said.

Man killed, suspect arrested in shooting on Gratiot

At about 10:35 p.m., on the 10000 block of Gratiot, north of Harper, police say a man was shot and killed during an alleged theft attempt at a gas station.

Police say a man believed to be in his 30s allegedly tried to rob an 18-year-old man. Police say he had a weapon of some sort, but not a gun. He was shot in the head.

Police arrested the 18-year-old and have recovered a gun.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the shooting. Any decision on criminal charges would be made by the Wayne County Prosecutor, Kym Worthy.

Woman slain in 'family dispute'

Three hours earlier, at about 7:35 p.m. on the 11800 block of Longview — east of Conner, north of Harper — police say a 42-year-old woman was fatally shot during a "family dispute."

Monday night:Woman killed in family dispute on Detroit's east side, police say

Police have recovered a gun they believe was used and were questioning several of the woman's family members.

According to Michigan State Police data, last year in Michigan arguments were the leading factor in homicides, when circumstances are known.