Homeowner killed by suspected drug dealer during shootout on Detroit's west side

Both men shot in head

By John Steckroth - Editor

DETROIT - A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday morning during a shootout with a suspected drug dealer on Detroit’s west side.

The shooting happened at about 6:30 a.m. at a home in the 8300 block of Roselawn Street.

According to police, the homeowner confronted the 22-year-old man about allegedly selling drugs out his home. An argument escalated to a shootout in the backyard and basement of the home. Both men were shot in the head.

The homeowner was killed. The suspected drug dealer is in temporary serious condition after he was hit with birdshot.

No other information was made available.

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