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.”