One of the two thugs who violently assaulted a man in Detroit on Monday night was shot dead — by his own partner’s gun, police say. It was a freak accident that probably wouldn’t happen the same way if reenacted 1,000 times.
When one of the armed thugs pistol-whipped their victim, the gun reportedly went off, hitting his accomplice in the neck, according to Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt. The one shot proved to be fatal.
As the Detroit News’ George Hunter reports, the incident is part of a “wave of violence” that has hit the city. There have reportedly been 36 shootings and four deaths since Friday.
“It was a brutal weekend, there’s no getting around it,” Dolunt said. “A lot of these shootings couldn’t have been prevented. A lot of them happened inside houses, and we simply can’t be inside everyone’s home.”
While “crime is down,” he said there’s “only so much the police can do.”
(H/T: Deadline Detroit)