Police say a homeowner was attacked by two intruders around 12:30 a.m. Monday when his girlfriend was forced inside at gunpoint.
We're told the homeowner returned gunfire and fatally struck one of the attackers, but was also hit in the gunfire.
The homeowner has been taken to the hospital for treatment. He is said to be in temporary serious condition.
The other suspect was able to escape.
The shooting happened in the 14 thousand block of Liberal Street, which is near Gratiot Avenue and 7 Mile Road.
Investigators are unsure at this time if the homeowner knew the gunman.
If you have any information you're asked to call Detroit police.