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Police: Quadruple Shooting 'Victim' Was Actually The Gunman

August 13, 2019 - 10:29 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Police say a man who was initially thought to be a victim of a quadruple shooting in Detroit was actually the gunman.

The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. last Tuesday at a salon in the area of W. 7 Mile and Oakfield, a few blocks east of the Southfield Freeway. It was originally reported that four victims were shot by an unknown suspect, but police say an investigation determined that one of the victims --  24-year-old Deshawn Combs -- was actually the suspect.

According to police, Combs approached a group of men as they were playing dice in the area and fired shots, striking three victims -- ages 23, 24 and 24. One of the victims, a CPL holder, returned fire and struck Combs.

Combs fled the scene after the shooting and then later went to a hospital for treatment. The three victims were also taken to local hospitals. All four were listed in temporary serious condition. 

Combs was taken into custody at the hospital Thursday morning. He was arraigned Saturday on four counts of assault with intent to murder, four counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, carrying with unlawful intent and weapon possession by felon, and 10 counts of felony firearm. Bond was denied.

Combs was remanded to the Wayne County Jail and is due back in court for a probable cause conference on Aug. 20 and a preliminary exam on Aug. 27.