Detroit Fire Department’s Squad 1 was informed by the public that a possible shooting had taken place on 7 Mile & Forrer in Detroit’s northwest. Squad 1 had been on another call when they were flagged down by citizens. DFD Squad 1 was then assigned by central dispatch to the shooting and made the scene with units of the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Medics. The victim was pronounced at the scene by Detroit EMS. Hours following the shooting, Detroit police units were met by an angry and violent crowd throwing projectiles at officers. Additional backup was requested and numerous police units were dispatched. The shooting scene was made secure shortly thereafter.
The Hip Hop Shop was featured in the movie 8 mile with Eminem.
Police at the scene say it appears the owner was warding off a would be robber.
Police are not releasing the name of the victim. We’re told the storeowner was taken into custody for questioning.
He is a licensed concealed pistol holder.
— The Detroit Scanner (@DetroitScanner) October 10, 2016
DPD Units @ 7 Mile & Forrer requesting backup, crowd is throwing objects at LEOs. Multiple units responding. (Fatal Shooting Scene) https://t.co/3jsW0jZX7M
— The Detroit Scanner (@DetroitScanner) October 11, 2016