Police: Man, teen girlfriend shot by intruder in Detroit home

22-year-old man killed in shooting, 17-year-old girl hospitalized, officials said

Police say someone broke into a home on Detroit's east side and shot a couple.

DETROIT – Police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred Friday night at a home on Detroit’s east side.

According to Detroit police, at about 9:30 p.m. on April 15, a person broke into a home on Dickerson Avenue, near Houston Whittier Street and Gratiot Avenue. The suspect reportedly shot a 22-year-old man and his 17-year-old girlfriend who were inside the home.

The 22-year-old man died from his injuries, police said. The teenage girl is reportedly in the hospital and in stable condition.

Detroit police believe the suspect fled the scene in a blue Chevrolet Malibu. No other details have been provided at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detroit police.


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