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Intruder shot, killed during Detroit home invasion, police say

Home invasion
Posted at 11:37 AM, Oct 12, 2022

(WXYZ) — Detroit police say they are investigating a fatal home invasion near Stanley Street and Loraine Street in the city.

Police say the intruder had a relationship with the homeowner and was asked to leave. Officers say around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, the man attempted to return to the home through a front window.

According to police, someone inside the home fired several shots at the man and he was struck and killed. Police are calling the incident "domestic in nature."

Detroit police say two people were detained for additional questioning. It's unclear if the victim had a relationship with was the shooter. Police also did not say if the two people detained will be facing charges.

Neighbors say they were surprised to hear about the shooting.

"I mean, it's close to home. We got little kids on the block," said one neighbor who did not want to be identified. "We’ve seen them there and we’ve never seen any arguments of fights since they’ve been there."

Neighbors say the family that lived at the Loraine Street home moved in sometime this year and kept to themselves.

"It's sad and I hate that it was them because they seemed like cool people for lack of a better word, but they were pretty good people," said Fred Boyer who lives a few houses away from where the shooting happened. "I hate to think that they had an incident and it turned into somebody dying." 

The man who was killed is reportedly in his mid 30s. Police have not released the victim's name.

The investigation is ongoing.