2 arrested after military reservist killed in carjacking on Detroit's west side

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police say two people have been arrested in connection to a carjacking on Detroit's west side that turned deadly.

The incident took place at the Superland Market at the corner of Schoolcraft and Rutland.

7 Action News has been told the victim, an Army National Guard reservist, was confronted by two armed people when he exited the market.

Police say there was a struggle and the victim was shot once in the chest. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and was later pronounced dead.

7 Action News learned that a man and a woman were in police custody shortly before 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.

"This is tragic and senseless," Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said. "This young man was an active reservist in our nation's military. What branch we don't know, but we're working with the Department of Defense to learn more." 

Woody went on to say, "We have a young man who worked to protect our freedoms everyday and now he's dead."

Police urge anyone who knows anything about the incident to contact the Crime Stoppers Tips hotline at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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