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Off-duty Detroit police officer shoots man holding gun to woman’s head

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Marc Daalder
Detroit Free Press

An off-duty Detroit police officer shot an armed man who was arguing with his girlfriend at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, police said Thursday morning.

The man, 45, was “in a dispute” with his 34-year-old girlfriend on the 5000 block of Rohns Street. The officer was visiting relatives who live in the area and heard the dispute. When he headed down the street, he saw the man was armed and shot him in the groin, police said.

The 45-year-old man was taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition. However, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) reported on Thursday morning that the girlfriend’s family said the man had died. Police could not immediately confirm this report to the Free Press.

The officer was not injured in the shooting, police said.

Contact reporter Marc Daalder at mdaalder@freepress.com or on Twitter at @marcdaalder.

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