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Overnight in Detroit: Masked gunman, attempted carjacker & pedestrian hit by car

Police investigate 3 overnight incidents
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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 10:59:27-04

(WXYZ) — A fatal pedestrian versus vehicle accident, a non-fatal shooting and a carjacking – police are investigating three separate incidents that happened overnight in Detroit.

Here is the preliminary information from the Detroit Police Department:

1:37 a.m., July 27 – Fatal pedestrian accident

A 24-year-old victim was crossing the street on E 7 Mile and Rowe, when he was hit by a 2008 light blue Dodge Caravan. The 58-year-old driver of the caravan remained at the scene.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Police say at this time alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision.

The investigation is ongoing.

2:10 a.m. July 27 – Non-fatal shooting

A 42-year-old victim was stopped at a light on Schoolcraft and Wyoming, when the armed suspect reached in from the passenger side window, pointed a gun and demanded the victim give up his car, police say.

The victim accelerated, put his right arm up and suffered a graze wound, police say. He then drove himself to the hospital for treatment, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police released this description of the attempted carjacker and say he is still on the loose:

SUSPECT: B/M, DARK COMPLX, 5'-9", ARMED

The investigation is ongoing.

4:24 a.m. July 27 – Carjacking

A 34-year-old victim told police he was stopped at a traffic light on Livernois and Fisher Freeway, when a masked man approached his vehicle with a handgun.

Police say the victim got out of his vehicle and started running. The nearly 200 pound suspect, wearing a black hat and mask, got into the victim's car and drove off in an unknown direction, police say.

The stolen vehicle was a white 2011 Chevy Tahoe.

Here is the suspect description police released:

PERP: UNK: MALE, 6-0, 200 LBS, BLK HAT, BLK MASK,
BLK HANDGUN

The investigation is ongoing.

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If you have any information regarding any of these incidents, call Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.