Dad kills young man who shot son in Detroit robbery attempt

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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a father fatally shot a young man who allegedly shot his 15-year-old son in the face while trying to rob the boy during the sale of a video game.

Capt. Russell Solano says a preliminary investigation found the boy had arranged to meet Thursday evening with the young man at the boy’s home on Detroit’s southwest side.

Solano says that the boy’s father, who saw what happened from a window, rushed outside. Detroit police spokeswoman Officer Holly Lance tells The Detroit News the father shot the young man.

WWJ-AM reports Friday morning that the 15-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition.

Lance says the 36-year-old father was taken into custody. The case is expected to be reviewed by prosecutors to determine whether charges will be brought.

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