Detroit man in custody after Highland Park store owner shot, killed

54-year-old West Bloomfield man pronounced dead at the scene

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – A 53-year-old Detroit man has been taken into custody on accusations that he fatally shot a business owner on Friday inside a Highland Park store.

According to MSP, the suspect entered a check cashing business inside a building off of Woodward Avenue, between Ford Street and Victor Street, made contact with the business owner and then got into an altercation with him. The suspect reportedly shot the owner -- a 54-year-old man from West Bloomfield -- and then fled the scene on foot.

The owner was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. They did not release his name.

Witnesses reportedly saw the suspect running Northwest of the building after the shooting. He was arrested before 7 p.m. Saturday (March 19).

Detectives have presented their findings to prosecutors and are awaiting their review.

No other details have been provided at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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