Relative dies, another critically injured after they rush to Detroit home to aid woman


An alleged attack on Detroit’s west side on Thursday evening resulted in gunfire in which one person was dead and three others were injured, police said.

A woman called her relatives after a man she was involved in beat her with a gun in a house near Midland and Marlowe, said Officer Holly Lance, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

The two relatives, a 32-year-old and a 25-year-old male, came into the house around 7:55 p.m. and started arguing with the alleged attacker, Lance said.

Police believe the suspect opened fire and beat the couple and a third local man, she said. His connection to the woman and the suspect was unclear.

However, Lance added, “We’re still not sure who shot or how many shooters there were.”

The 32-year-old died of his injuries. The 25-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition, and the third, a 46-year-old, was considered stable, Lance said.

The woman appeared to have bleeding and facial injuries from the previous attack, but refused to receive medical treatment on site.

In the meantime, the suspect went to the hospital separately with a gunshot wound, Lance said.

The officers found him there and took the man into custody when he was being treated. His condition was not immediately available.


Dusty Kennedy