Man slain in Southfield carjacking shot back, putting one man in hospital

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
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Southfield — The 48-year-old man who died after being shot during a carjacking outside his Southfield home Sunday night was able to shoot back and wound an attacker, who remains hospitalized, police said.

Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren gave an update on the case at a press conference. He described victim Frederic Hudson as a good man, a good neighbor and a businessman, and vowed both to Hudson's wife and before news cameras to "get justice" in the case.

Frederic Hudson

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Police say at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Hudson arrived at his home, on the 26000 block of Primary Drive, south of 12 Mile and west of Franklin.

He had been followed there, Barren said. 

On arrival he sat in his vehicle, a white 2013 Toyota Tundra, for a few minutes. Then another vehicle pulled up, with at least three men inside.

One of the men, armed with a handgun, approached Hudson from the driver's side. Two others approached from the passenger side.

Hudson, a concealed weapons permit holder, had a gun with him. He fired, shooting the armed man in the neck.

Parts of the incident were caught on home security camera. Police aired about a minute of footage at Tuesday's press conference.

When the gunfire began, the two men on the passenger side fled. At about 7:52 p.m., they were spotted fleeing up the road.

After Hudson was wounded, police believe he was pushed out of the Toyota, which was driven from the scene.

About 20 minutes later, a 25-year-old man police identified as a "person of interest" showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his neck. Barren said he remains hospitalized in critical condition, but "we're not there yet" to make an arrest.

Southfield police found Hudson in the driveway with gunshot wounds in his chest and thigh.

Police are still investigating, and hope to find the two other perpetrators. They ask that anyone with information on the fatal shooting share what they know at (248) 796-5500.

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