Police: Deadly ‘love triangle’ shooting kills man in Southfield

Victim, gunman knew each other, police say

Police investigate parking lot shooting in Southfield
Police investigate parking lot shooting in Southfield

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Thursday afternoon at a parking lot in Southfield.

According to authorities, the shooting happened at about 3:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a shopping center near Nine Mile and Greenfield roads. Police said both men knew each other and dated the same woman.

The two men were reportedly arguing over a piece of property the woman owns and police said the argument turned violent.

A 27-year-old man, of Taylor, was shot and rushed to a hospital, where he was in critical condition. He later died.

The suspected gunman, a 21-year-old Oak Park man, was taken into police custody. An accomplice, a 21-year-old Detroit man, also was taken into custody at 8 Mile and Greenfield roads.

Police recovered two guns.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Southfield police at 248-796-5500.

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