Assailant Dies In Detroit When Accidentally Shot By Pistol-Whipping Accomplice

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Above: Ray Liotta's pistol-whipping scene in "Goodfellas," from YouTube.

An assailant died this week when his cohort’s gun discharged while the cohort pistol-whipped a man on Detroit's west side, George Hunter reports in the Detroit News.

The assailant was killed at 11 p.m. Monday, when he and another man were reportedly assaulting a victim near the intersection of St. Mary’s and Elmira on the northwest side.

“One of the men was pistol-whipping the victim when his gun went off, and his partner was shot in the neck,” Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt told Hunter.

The incident is part of a story by Hunter about an uptick in violence in Detroit since Friday that includes 36 shootings and four slayings.  

Though shootings -- and overall crime -- is down in Detroit compared to last year, Dolunt told Hunter: “It was a brutal weekend, there’s no getting around it.” 

 

 

Read more:  Detroit News
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