DETROIT, Michigan – A tow-truck driver who was legally carrying a firearm and possessed a concealed carry license turned the tables on an armed man who allegedly tried to rob him Monday in Detroit and shot the suspect dead.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, police said the truck driver was meeting with the suspect to buy a junk car in the area of 7 Mile and Kelly when he was ambushed around 9:35 a.m. The driver, who is a CPL holder, pulled out a gun and shot the suspect.
DPD says they responded to the reported armed robbery. They found one person shot. Investigators say that person was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
“I heard multiple gunshots, around six to eight,” said one neighbor who did not want to share his name shared with WXYZ.
Detroit Police are not confirming the identity of the armed robber, but sources say he has ties to the area.
“You have to get these crooks off the street on way or another,” he said.
While the shooting remains under investigation, Detroit police said it appears it was self-defense. DPD says they will hand the investigation over to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office for review, where a final decision will be made.