Police search for assault suspect following fatal shooting on Detroit's west side

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police are investigating a fatal shooting on the city's west side.

Officers say a 35-year-old man was being assaulted. He was able to get away and into his home. Police say he then came back out with a long gun and started shooting.

However, while he was inside, police say, the man who was assaulting him ran off.

Officers say a 56-year-old man was hit and killed.

Police are searching for the original assault suspect. He is described as dark complected, about 5'8" tall and weighs around 198 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt that should have blood on it.

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