Man killed in Detroit when firework hits him in the chest and explodes on the 4th of July

DETROIT (WXYZ) - 7 Action News has learned that a 44-year-old man has been killed by a firework overnight.

It happened just before 10:30 pm in the 6000 block of Plainview on Detroit's west side, near the Dearborn border.

Police say a 44-year-old man, identified as 44-year-old Maher Aburouman, was lighting fireworks. One of them flew at him, instead of flying up into the air, hitting him in the chest and exploding.

Aburoman was pronounced dead at the scene.

7 Action News has been told that one of the fireworks that Aburoman was using was called "Kiss of Death." It is not clear if this is the firework that hit him.

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