Skip to comments.Apparent Robbery Attempt Turns Deadly in Detroity(MI)
Posted on 04/18/2012 5:50:18 AM PDT by marktwain
* DETROIT (WJBK) -- It all started at a Coney Island at Dequindre and State Fair Tuesday afternoon. A 29-year-old man and his 19-year-old brother claim they went there to meet some guys about buying a television.
Two men only identified as 19-year-old males got into an SUV with the two brothers. They took a short drive down Lumpkin, then this alleged sale apparently turned into a robbery.
The brothers claim one of the 19-year-olds pulled out a gun and demanded money, and as one brother was searching his pockets, the oldest pulled out a gun and fired.
"All my friends, we heard gunshots," said Tanisha Walker. "It was like six, seven or eight."
Windows on the SUV were shattered by bullets. One 19-year-old died at the scene. The other was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the brothers drove back to the Coney Island and called police.
We're told the shooter has a license to conceal and carry, but he will still face some very tough questions.
Detroit police are going through the shooter's story with a fine tooth comb. They have confiscated one of the weapons and they have the SUV where this happened. It is still a very active investigation.
Meanwhile, we're told the shooter is in police custody.
You're right - how stupid do they take us for?
If you really wanted to farm in Detroit, Christmas trees, pulpwoods, and ornamentals would be the only way to go and then you would be going up against a pre existing industry here in the state.
We’ve got existing farms slowly returning to nature all over Michigan.
***They should tear the whole thing down and return it to farm land. ****
What Chief Pontiac could not do 250 years ago, today’s libs have accomplished.
You should read some of the environmental reports and deed limitations for the upscale, downtown gated community called Harbortown!
While a satisfying project, it was damned difficult to get done.
They also make fabulous watches.
A friend of mine bought one for a hundred dollars, The dude had many more, same watch but higher priced, but gave my friend a discount. :^}
When he realized he had been scammed he slamed the watch with a hammer.
Bolivia is not a Bulova
Steve Crowder visited Detroit and had this to report.
Interview of Steve Crowder on Fox News about the video.
...as a Detroit area resident, that is exactly what is being done - just not quick enough imo.
I've done a number of eBay and Craigslist transactions. Best to always bring a companion to watch your back, and meet in a safe and busy public area, never at night.
A little while ago, while trying to buy some computer equipment off Craigslist, the seller told me he lives in Richmond (SF Bay Area, Richmond is crime-infested). Told him forget about it, but the seller sighed and says no one wants to come to Richmond. So we met halfway at an Ikea store parking lot near Oakland. Turned out to be a nice latin guy, reselling stuff he bought at a thrift store (still had sales tags). He made some money and I got great bargains. I have a bought a lot of stuff cheap this way. Don't let robberies scare you, just take precautions. Like not getting into the seller's car!
Yeah, I don’t like anyone coming to the house and I’m not going to the hood. Lots of nice public places to meet.
It’s not always possible to meet in a public place. One time I went into what looked like a drug den that had several dazed looking men. Turns out it was a county run rehab house. Another time it was a seedy Tenderloin hotel in SF that had down and out residents. You never know who the seller will be and what their circumstances are. They are just as worried about who you are as a buyer. I try to talk as much as possible on the phone before meeting, so we can be comfortable about a transaction.
My brother had to go to D-Town recently. He gave me a first hand account of deserted streets, boarded up Victorian mansions, no one around expect for a few degenerates in the casino. He suggested we give it to Canada. We’d have to pay them to take it.
Canada wouldn't want it at all.
It's living proof, actual (barely) living evidence of liberalism gone amuck.
Detroit had been block after block of boarded-up mess for years before the city started to demolish abandoned (seized for back taxes) and donated property during Coleman Young’s reign of error. Private homes had bars over the windows and doors, it’s amazing to me anyone would live like that. The area down by the museum has been prettied up; the Lions have moved back after a nearly 30 year exile in Pontiac; the Tigers have remained there throughout, and have also got a new park; the nickname is Hockeytown, it’s been that way since Scotty Bowman brought the Stanley Cup back to Detroit after a nearly 40 year dry spell; and the Pistons have seen much worse days than now. But then again, fandom is one of those things which also can be done long distance...
To a bureaucrat that makes much more sense than using cheap, uncontaminated land somewhere else.
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