Roseville police say intended victim fatally shot alleged robber at car wash

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published September 3, 2020

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ROSEVILLE — A suspect in an attempted robbery at a Roseville car wash is dead after being shot by his intended victim, according to police.

The incident took place at approximately 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Wash Pointe Car Wash, located at 26015 Gratiot Ave. Police said that the intended victim, a 30-year-old man, was at the car wash when he was approached by two suspects who produced a gun and attempted to rob him. According to police, the 30-year-old man was armed and exchanged fire with the suspects, and one of the alleged robbers, a 16-year-old from Detroit, was shot.

The Roseville Police Department said that the suspect who was hit was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Police added that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

“There is a second suspect that fled the scene on foot and we are seeking information from the public regarding him,” said Roseville Deputy Police Chief Mitch Berlin in an email. “We have a limited description of that suspect at this time. I will put out a detailed description when it becomes available. The victim of the attempted robbery has been released pending further investigation after investigators consulted with the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.”

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call the Roseville Police Department at (586) 447-4484.