Detroit woman fires gun at 2 men in purse snatching; 1 dies

Detroit woman fires gun at 2 men in purse snatching; 1 dies

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A 43-year-old woman shot and killed a purse-snatching suspect who confronted her at a northwest Detroit gas station this morning, according to police.

Two men approached the Detroit woman around 5:30 a.m. at the Schoolcraft and Southfield Mobil station, Detroit Police spokesman John Roach said. The woman is licensed to legally carry a gun for self-defense, he said.

"They didn't realize she has a CCW (license), so she had a weapon of her own," Roach said. "She fired several rounds at the suspects and they fled."

The pair made off with the woman's purse. But about a half-hour later, a man with several gunshot wounds went to Sinai-Grace Hospital for treatment and died later this morning.

"At this point, we believe this is one of the individuals in the robbery," Roach said about the man who was shot.

Investigators recovered the woman's purse and believe the person who accompanied the wounded man to the hospital may be his accomplice, Roach said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call the Detroit Police Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260.

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5 years 12 weeks ago, 12:32 AM

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Good for her!

This woman should have a medal!

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
5 years 12 weeks ago, 5:19 AM

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A Medal???

How about a ticker tape parade. But you just know that the family of the dead one will be sueing for wrongfull death.

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall. If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!
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