A 25-year-old Troy man was fatally shot by a would-be robber early Wednesday morning on the city’s east side. No arrests have been made.
The victim was operating his Jeep Durango shortly before 5:00 a.m. with two female passengers when he stopped at a railroad crossing on 7 Mile near Van Dyke.
An early source identified the victim as Daniel Thompson, but according to the victim’s sister-in-law, he was Daniel’s son Jeremy Thompson.
According to his passengers, a man approached the vehicle and fired several shots at the victim, striking him in the head.
One of the women managed to get behind the wheel and drive away.
She drove several miles to the Conner Creek Urgent Care center, but it was closed at that hour. The victim died inside his SUV in the parking lot.
The women originally told police they had been at a casino with Thompson, but later admitted they went to the east side to buy drugs.
The perpetrator was described as a tall, thin black man, clean shaven and in his late 20s to early 30s.