DETROIT (WWJ) – Police are investigating after a 65-year-old man was fatally shot on Detroit’s east side.
Police said the shooting followed an argument in the parking lot of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Wednesday morning, in the 4000 block of Conner Rd. near Chandler Park.
Witnesses told WWJ’s Jon Hewett that one man, who was trying to pull into the parking lot, was confronted by another man who became angry while trying to pull out.
“As he was coming in to eat, the other guy was going out and he was like, ‘Move the truck over,’ and he was like, ‘I can’t come over no further because I gotta wait until this guy moves his bike,'” said the witness, who declined to give her name.
That’s when the man trying to pull out allegedly said something to the affect of, “I’ve got something waiting for you when I come out.”
When the man left the soup kitchen in his work van a short time later, police said he spotted the suspect following him in a red vehicle.
At around 9:30 a.m., about a mile up the road at Conner and Shoemaker, the suspect opened fire — striking the victim in the chest.
The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. He later died of his injuries.
Police initially believed the victim was an innocent bystander in a shootout at a red light at that intersection, but further investigation revealed he was the target.
There have been no arrests in the case and police are searching for a suspect.
Anyone who witnessed either of these incidents is asked to call Detroit police at 313-267-4600.