DETROIT (WWJ) – A 57-year old man is dead after a dispute with a neighbor over a small amount of cash Wednesday in Eastpointe.
The fatal shooting happened in between two homes on Lincoln. Police say a verbal fight escalated when a 47-year old man opened fire on the victim.
“You don’t know whether to duck for cover or whatever but I knew the man was shot because as soon as I heard it – the female that was over there – she started saying, ‘no, no, no,'” said neighbor Mikale Compos.
“It was so quick, argument then gun shot.”
Compos says the victim, a retired man in his 60’s, was helping to raise three grandchildren, and was being verbally threatened by a man living next door.
Police report the fight was over a small amount of money.
“What I was hearing was, “‘you are going to pay me the…
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