DETROIT, MI – A 57-year-old man and an 18-year-old suspect are both in the hospital in critical condition after the older gentlemen agreed to meet a woman in person that he had been communicating with through a dating website.
You can never be to careful when it comes to meeting someone new from a dating website or a dating app. This victim is a valid CPL holder and he came prepared just in case something went south in his agreed upon meeting with a new women.
On Friday January 15th, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., in the 9300 block of Woodside, the 57-yr-old man went to the location to meet a woman that he met on a dating site.
While inside the location, he was confronted by an 18-year-old armed suspect who attempted to rob him at gunpoint. The victim, a valid CPL holder, produced his weapon then exchanged gunfire with the suspect.
As a result, both the suspect and victim were struck multiple times. Both were transported to a local hospital and listed in critical condition.
Both weapons were recovered. The circumstances surrounding this incident are still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s Tenth Precinct at 313-596-1040 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.