Detroit Fire Department lieutenant dies after road rage shooting at Troy gas station

Road rage altercation escalated into shooting Monday night

Detroit Fire Department Lt. Frank Dombrowski (WDIV)

TROY, Mich. – A Detroit Fire Department lieutenant has died after being shot Monday night during a road rage altercation at an Oakland County gas station.

According to Troy police, at around 9:44 p.m. Monday a Rochester Hills man, later identified as Detroit Fire Department Lt. Frank Dombrowski, 55, was shot in the parking lot of a Shell gas station at the corner of Rochester and East Wattles roads. Officials say that the shooting was triggered by a traffic dispute.

A man was killed in an apparent road rage shooting July 5, 2021 at a gas station in Troy, Mich.

Authorities said Dombrowski was driving southbound on Rochester Road in a black Ford Crown Victoria after leaving his home in Rochester Hills. He pulled into the Troy gas station and a man driving a white Jeep Cherokee reportedly followed him into the parking lot. Police say the men then got into a verbal altercation that escalated into a shooting.

The shooter, the driver of the Jeep, reportedly fired several shots. Dombrowski was struck and taken to the hospital. Police said Tuesday morning that he has died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the Jeep initially fled the scene, but turned himself in to police overnight Monday, officials said.

This is an ongoing investigation. No additional details have been released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Troy Police Department at 248-524-3477.

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