DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Police say a man in his 40’s may have been trying to steal from a vacant apartment building when he was shot to death by a security guard.

Police said it happen Thursday morning at the building on Covington Street in the Palmer Park area.

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According to some reports, the shooting victim may have been trying to steal copper from the building, which is under renovations.

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The guard is being questioned by police.

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No names have been released as the shooting remains under investigation.