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March 14, 2007
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Detroit police shoot suspect after drive-by outside parole office

The Associated Press

DETROIT — A drive-by shooting outside a state parole office Tuesday killed one person and wounded one, and police later shot and wounded a suspect, authorities said.

The attack occurred as one person who had been at the Department of Corrections office walked to a car and joined two other people, Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings told reporters.

At least two people drove up in a second vehicle, shots were fired, and the attackers fled, the chief said. Police later determined a passenger in the first car suffered non life-threatening injuries from flying glass, Tate said.

After the second vehicle took off, officers tracked its occupants to the city's east side. After one passenger fled the vehicle on foot, the driver pointed a weapon at officers, who shot the suspect in the shoulder, deputy Chief James Tate said.

The suspect was taken into custody, Tate said, and the passenger was still at large Tuesday night. Police recovered a loaded assault weapon from the driver that matched shells recovered at the shooting scene, Tate said.

The man who died was a 27-year-old Detroit man. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said they believed the shooting was targeted.

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