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Teen shot on Detroit's west side, 39-year-old suspect in custody

Posted at 8:02 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 22:23:01-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police are on the scene where a 16-year-old boy was shot by a 39-year-old man after the teen's dog allegedly charged at the older man's dog.

The shooting occurred in the 19200 block of Bentler on the city's west side Wednesday at 6:50 p.m.

According to a preliminary investigation, Detroit police say the shooter was barbecuing in front of his home when a pit bull charged at his German Shepard that was tied up.

At some point during the incident, the teen, who owns the pit bull, was shot by the 39-year-old.

The shooter is now in custody and a weapon has been recovered.

The teen victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Police are still investigating.

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