Contractor shot to death after leaving Home Depot

A man was shot to death in the parking lot of a Home Depot on Detroit's northwest side.

- A man was shot to death after leaving a Home Depot on Detroit's northwest side.

Police believe the 42-year-old victim was gunned down and need the public's help finding the shooting suspect who fled.

Resident Jeoffrey Patton woke up to gunfire at 10:30 Monday morning across the street from the Home Depot on Seven Mile and Meyers. Police say gunshots were fired at a customer who was in his vehicle and had left the store.

Police say the driver was killed from the gunshots, lost control of his truck on Meyers, and hit a stop sign.

Police Chief James Craig said the suspect fled in a late model or new silver GMC or Chevrolet pickup truck with a black tarp over pickup bed. The truck drove off down Myers.

"Info we received was that the suspect appeared to be waiting for the victim to exit," Craig said. "And in doing so, that's when the suspect followed and fatally assaulted (him) firing several shots striking the victim at this location."

Those who knew the victim say he is a contractor, Rehk Senbi Imhotep. Neighbors say he was renovating a house on Boston to make it his dream home.

"He was a likable guy, if you knew him you would like him," said Larry Pearson.

Police are investigating to confirm if an argument between the victim and suspect led to the shooting.

"We're not sure if it was a dispute over worked performed or if they were acquaintances," Craig said.

If you have any information that could help police identify the driver of the truck, contact police at (313) 596-5300.
 


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