An elderly Detroit man who was the victim of a home invasion opened fire on a news crew from WXYZ when they approached his home and asked for an interview. When reporter Jonathan Carlson asked the man through the door for an interview explaining what happened to him, the unnamed man came to the door with a handgun.
The crew ran when the man brandished his handgun, and the elderly gentleman stepped onto the porch, looked at Carlson, and fired a shot. After the crew took cover behind the news van, the man went back inside.
The crew dialed 911, and police arrived within minutes. The man argued with police from his balcony, but they convinced him to come outside and surrender. He was placed in a patrol car while officers searched for his gun, which was not found. Police took the elderly man to a crisis center for evaluation and counseling.
Police say that, just days ago, a woman knocked on the man’s front door asking for directions. Two males then pushed inside, shoved him to the ground, put a gun to his head, and tied him up with a phone cord. The trio made off with $600 in cash, a cell phone, and a wallet. Police are still looking for the three who robbed him.
It is unclear if the elderly gentleman will face charges.