Parking-lot shootout: Detroit area man cleared in self-defense case

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Self-defense parking-lot shootout turns deadly outside of Detroit – Detroit Free Press

Earlier this year a dispute over a parking spot turned deadly.

The 25-year-old shooter was the initial aggressor – punching 34-year-old Ali Salman, and then backing down.

However, the release [ from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy] said, “Mr. Salman had his gun drawn when he chased and pointed his weapon at the 25-year-old and confronted him. It was only after the gun was pointed at him that the younger man pulled out his weapon and fired shots at Mr. Salman. This is confirmed by video evidence.”

The shooter, who remained on the scene and surrendered his weapon when authorities arrived, was not charged. It was found that the shooting was justifiable self-defense.

While it’s tragic that anyone had to die over a parking space, we’re glad this young man was armed and able to protect himself when Salman took it too far in this parking-lot shootout.

This young man is certainly one of our everyday heroes.

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