Police: 91-year-old shoots attempted robbery suspect outside Eastpointe Rite Aid

Posted at 12:26 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 15:54:14-04

Eastpointe police say a 91-year-old man shot an attempted robbery suspect outside of a Rite Aid on 9 Mile around 10 a.m. Monday.

Police say the elderly man declared he was a CPL holder as he noticed the suspect approaching him erratically. The suspect then reportedly pointed an unknown object at the victim, and that's when the 91-year-old pulled out his gun and opened fire, striking the suspect in the neck.

The suspect, described as a black male in his late 20s, was transported to a nearby hospital in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Eastpointe Police Department at 586-445-5100.