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Suspected robber fatally shot at Wash Pointe Car Wash in Roseville

Car wash patron was armed

ROSEVILLE, Mich. – Police are investigating an attempted robbery that resulted in a fatal shooting that killed one of the accused robbers, Roseville police said.

The shooting happened at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Wash Pointe Car Wash. Police say a 30-year-old man was at the car wash and was approached by two male suspects who revealed a handgun and attempted to rob the car wash patron.

The car wash patron was armed and police said he “exchanged gunfire with one of the alleged robbers.” During the shooting, one of the robbers -- now identified as a 16-year-old boy from Detroit -- was shot and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The 30-year-old man was initially arrested and then was released pending investigation and prosecutor review. The second male suspect fled the scene on foot and is being sought by police.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information, contact the Roseville Police Department at 586-447-4484.

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