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Police: Dad Kills Teen Who Shot, Critically Injured 15-Year-Old In Fight Over Video Game

Police say the teen was shot in the face

June 21, 2019 - 6:45 am

DETROIT (WWJ) -- One teenager is dead and another is fighting for his life after a shooting on Detroit's southwest side that police say stemmed from a dispute over a video game.

The incident unfolded around 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the 2400 block of Honorah Street, near Central Avenue and Vernor Highway. According to police, two teenagers met at the 15-year-old victim's home to discuss the sale of a video game. 

The boys were outside of the home when suspect allegedly tried to rob the 15-year-old. During the struggle, police say the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the teen in the face. The victim's 36-year-old father heard the shooting and ran outside, saw what happened and then fatally shot the suspect, according to police. 

The 15-year-old was rushed to the hospital and last reported in critical condition.

The suspect was dead on the scene. His name and age haven't been released. 

The father was detained after the shooting and remains in police custody, though officers say he hasn't been arrested. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

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