Man crashes car into Detroit gas station after fatally wounded in drive-by shooting

Unidentified man fatally shot while parked at gas pump Friday morning

DETROIT – Police are looking for a man who was caught on video firing several shots into another vehicle outside a gas station, killing the driver of the vehicle on Friday morning.

According to Detroit police, the victim was sitting in the driver’s seat of a silver Ford Fusion parked at a gas pump in the 10600 block of E. Outer Drive. At about 11:20 a.m., an unknown man in the rear passenger seat of a light colored, older model Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe pulled up to the Ford Fusion and fired multiple shots into the vehicle. Police said the Chevrolet drove away after shooting at the vehicle, but then returned and fired several more shots into the Ford Fusion, fatally wounding the man, whose identity is unknown.

After the victim was struck, his Ford Fusion accelerated forward and crashed into the wall of the gas station building. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect inside the Chevrolet fled the scene, traveling north on Wayburn Street. Police said the shooter was seen wearing a light colored jacket, dark colored hat and light colored face mask. The suspect is armed with a hand gun.

A video of the shooting can be found below. Warning: The video is graphic.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313- 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

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