Man Killed in Building Explosion on city’s East side

DETROIT, MI – Detroit Police remain on scene near Morang Ave and Somerset St on the city’s east side where a building exploded killing one man. The building contained a legal marijuana grow operation.

Officers were dispatched at 8:28 pm to the 11200 block of Morang Avenue after one of two men who went into the building called 911.  During the explosion part of the roof collapsed.

The commercial building is located at 11211 Morang Ave.  A 37-year-old man was killed in the explosion. The blast was caused by a tank containing oxygen, acetylene or nitrogen blew up.

Officers notified central dispatch at 9:28 pm that they would be calling to make notification to family members of the man who was killed in the explosion.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.