Man Arrested After Argument Leads To Deadly Shooting Outside Funeral Home In Detroit

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August 10, 2020 - 5:16 pm
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(WWJ) A man is dead after police say a family argument led to gunfire Monday morning, outside a funeral home on Detroit's east side.  

According to investigators, a 37-year-old man and his 53-year-old cousin got into a "verbal altercation" just after 10:30 a.m. at the Clora Funeral Home on 7 Mile Rd. near Mound Rd.

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At some point, police said, the younger man pulled out a gun and fired one shot, hitting the victim in the body and fatally wounding him.

The suspect, who was arrested at the scene, told police he acted in self-defense. 

As the investigation continues, police have not said what the two men were arguing about.

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The victim's name was not released. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260, or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587).