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

WWJ News
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.


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).