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4 People Shot in Detroit After Dispute Over Tax Refund

 

Four people were injured in a shooting Friday at a tax business on Detroit’s east side after a dispute broke out over a refund.

Police arrested the shooting suspect near the scene, and a second person, wanted for allegedly assaulting a security guard, turned herself in to police Friday evening.

The shooting happened just after 3:30 p.m. at Tax City Tax Service in a strip mall on the 7400 block of Gratiot. Three people are in serious condition and a fourth is in critical condition.

According to police, a 27-year-old female customer became upset because her tax refund wasn’t ready. A physical altercation broke out between her and a security guard. A 19-year-old man who accompanied the woman to the store pulled out a handgun and started firing, police said.

“She was a disgruntled customer about her refund check,” Third Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson said.

 

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Chief James Craig said the shooting started inside and continued outside. Johnson said the security guard was among the victims.

Johnson said a passerby flagged down a police officer and pointed out the suspect, who was arrested less than a block from the scene. Officers recovered the handgun used in the shooting, he said.

The woman turned herself in at 6:30 p.m. at the city’s 9th Precinct, Johnson said.

Authorities also are looking for another woman who was at the scene and may have been a witness.

 

Source: USA Today

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