Armed man killed while trying to rob tow truck driver with CPL, Detroit police say

Shooting reported Monday morning on Detroit’s east side

The scene of a Dec. 26, 2022, shooting on Young Street in Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – An armed robber was shot and killed when he targeted a tow truck driver who had a concealed pistol license, Detroit police said.

The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 26) in the 15400 block of Young Street on Detroit’s east side.

Officials said a man with a gun tried to rob a tow truck driver, but that driver was a CPL holder and also armed.

The tow truck driver shot the robber, and the robber died from his injuries, according to authorities.

Police continue to investigate.

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