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Police investigate fatal shooting in neighborhood on Detroit's west side

Posted at 4:53 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 17:14:58-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A police investigation is underway in a neighborhood on Detroit's west side early Wednesday morning.

On July 22 around ‪3:20 ‬a.m. in the 15700 block of Dexter, a 19-year-old male victim was found inside of a Jeep Cherokee with a gunshot wound to the body.

The vehicle also hit a home, police say. No one inside the home was injured.

Medics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

7 Action News reporter Jenn Schanz has confirmed that Detroit police took a man into custody near Midland and Dexter..

Another suspect was taken into custody following a standoff with police at a home near Dexter and the Lodge.

We're learning the second suspect is a combat veteran who police say is believed to have shot a man with a military-style weapon. Officers say he may have been struggling with PTSD.

The man's son was also in the house with him. He was not harmed.

A portion of the road in the area of Dexter near Midland had been blocked for the investigation.

Police say there's no suspect description at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Homicide at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.