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Robbery suspect fatally shot at Hamtramck pawn shop

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HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (WJBK) -

Three men walked into Mike's Detroit Jewelry and Pawn Shop on Joseph Campu in Hamtramck around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. It appears they planned to rob the store. Police said they had guns and drew their weapons.

Staff members reacted fast. They also had guns and opened fire.

"Some of the surrounding shops heard some gunfire, and I believe some people also witnessed some people going in and seen the commotion, so they immediately called us," said Hamtramck Police Chief Max Garbarino.

One of the suspects was fatally shot. The other two escaped injury, but not police. They were arrested.

"Preliminarily it appears that it was in self-defense that they fired on the suspects," Garbarino said.

"It's not too often we get things like this in Hamtramck. Most of our shop owners are armed around here, not to mention our police response is under 30 seconds. In fact, we were here within 30 seconds of getting the call."

No customers were inside the store when the shooting occurred.

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