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Apparent Robbery Attempt Turns Deadly in Detroity(MI)
myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 17 April, 2012 | NA

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; dtown; mi; robber
No charges have been filed.
1 posted on 04/18/2012 5:50:33 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"they went there to meet some guys about buying a television."

A television - yeah, right. I bet it was a white powder television.

2 posted on 04/18/2012 5:55:02 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: marktwain
Yeah, I always get into a vehicle with a couple of guys I don't know when I'm buying a TV.

Drug deal.

3 posted on 04/18/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: marktwain
I visited Detroit last January for the first time in decades.What a filthy cesspool.They should tear the whole thing down and return it to farm land.
4 posted on 04/18/2012 5:55:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: marktwain

I’ve never wanted a great deal on a TV enough to get in an SUV with strangers and go for a drive.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 5:56:06 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Drug deal.

You're crazy.They don't make televisions in Bolivia.

6 posted on 04/18/2012 5:58:27 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: marktwain; Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; ...
Sounds like nobody was up to any good but people do stupid crap these days and the licensed carry holder must have a clean record.

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7 posted on 04/18/2012 6:02:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“I visited Detroit last January for the first time in decades.What a filthy cesspool.They should tear the whole thing down and return it to farm land.”

I’m all for it. Maybe then they can grow some brains.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 6:04:10 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Gay State Conservative

“I visited Detroit last January for the first time in decades. What a filthy cesspool. They should tear the whole thing down and return it to farm land.”

I’m all for it. Maybe then they can grow some brains.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 6:05:01 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Gay State Conservative

“I visited Detroit last January for the first time in decades.What a filthy cesspool.They should tear the whole thing down and return it to farm land.”

If you could see what Detroit looked like at the height of the auto industry compared to now you would faint. Sixty years of the UAW and Socialism and the place looks like Dresden, Germany after the big bombing raid of WWII.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 6:09:02 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: marktwain

Self defense is self defense unless during the commission of a crime in Michigan.

The TV story strains credulity.


11 posted on 04/18/2012 6:13:53 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: equaviator

I’m all for it. Maybe then they can grow some brains....You nuts? Then they’ll be out here with the real people.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 6:17:16 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

http://www.freep.com/article/20120413/NEWS01/120413045/1003

Michigan State proposes 100-acre, $100-million urban-farming research center in Detroit


13 posted on 04/18/2012 6:17:16 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: mongo141

If anyone has not seen Detroit recently, Google Earth it and take a tour.

There are tens of thousands of houses YET to be torn down.

Large sections need to be reclaimed. I always envisioned a very large park that would separate the pointes and Detroit. Might save the points and Detroit. Harper Woods is already going fast.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 6:20:04 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Safetgiver

I suppose they could organize and run some sort of ‘brain cartel’. Then you’d have a new kind of suburban blight...Oh wait, that’s already happened with popular culture, the entertainment industry and public education (indoctrination).


15 posted on 04/18/2012 6:27:10 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: School of Rational Thought

Farming in Detroit will require billions of dollars in decontamination and soil restoration.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 6:42:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Farming in Detroit will require billions of dollars in decontamination and soil restoration.

Agree. How anything will be allowed by the EPA will be a surprise. Environmentalists are fighting lead bullets for hunting, how is all that industrial contamination going to be met. And this is Detroit so there still is the lead bullet problem :-)

18 posted on 04/18/2012 6:59:19 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Yeah, I always get into a vehicle with a couple of guys I don't know when I'm buying a TV.

You're right - how stupid do they take us for?

19 posted on 04/18/2012 7:00:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: cripplecreek
Farming in Detroit will require billions of dollars in decontamination and soil restoration.

Agree. How anything will be allowed by the EPA will be a surprise. Developers won't even touch the brown fields of Detroit. Environmentalists are fighting lead bullets for hunting, how is all that industrial contamination going to be met. And this is Detroit so there still is the lead bullet problem :-) The real estate departments of Detroit epitomizes incompetence and corruption. There is nothing but hurdles

20 posted on 04/18/2012 7:01:05 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Yeah, I always get into a vehicle with a couple of guys I don't know when I'm buying a TV.

You're right - how stupid do they take us for?

21 posted on 04/18/2012 7:01:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: School of Rational Thought

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.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 7:19:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

***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.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 7:27:50 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: GOPJ
You're right - how stupid do they take us for?

"E-bay Robberies" happen all the time. You or I may not fall for something like that but a surprising number of people do.

In this case I have to assume the shooter has a clean record or he wouldn't have the permit.
24 posted on 04/18/2012 7:31:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 7:33:03 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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


26 posted on 04/18/2012 7:44:46 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: mongo141

Steve Crowder visited Detroit and had this to report.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhJ_49leBw

Interview of Steve Crowder on Fox News about the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-zUTysBdo


27 posted on 04/18/2012 8:36:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

...as a Detroit area resident, that is exactly what is being done - just not quick enough imo.


28 posted on 04/18/2012 8:42:55 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: cripplecreek
"E-bay Robberies" happen all the time. You or I may not fall for something like that but a surprising number of people do.

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!

29 posted on 04/18/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

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.


30 posted on 04/18/2012 3:00:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


31 posted on 04/18/2012 11:01:41 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; SunkenCiv; Perdogg; BillyBoy

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.


32 posted on 04/19/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; All
Motown is one of those “Earth After People” shows on the History Channel actually occurring in real time.

Canada wouldn't want it at all.

It's living proof, actual (barely) living evidence of liberalism gone amuck.

33 posted on 04/19/2012 6:25:58 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: Impy

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...


34 posted on 04/19/2012 7:36:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek
Farming in Detroit will require billions of dollars in decontamination and soil restoration.

To a bureaucrat that makes much more sense than using cheap, uncontaminated land somewhere else.

35 posted on 04/19/2012 8:32:24 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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