SHOCKING video shows Michigan man threaten to shoot dad with baby in his arms in broad daylight

A person of interest has been taken into custody by police and an aggravated assault investigation is underway


                            SHOCKING video shows Michigan man threaten to shoot dad with baby in his arms in broad daylight
The video shows a Michigan man pointing a gun at a father holding his baby in his arms (@DPD2Pct/Twitter)
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN: A chilling surveillance video shows a Michigan man pointing a gun at a father holding his baby in his arms at a gas station. An altercation ensues as the father waves his arms in front of the gunman in an attempt to grap the weapon. The incident took place on Sunday, June 19, at a gas station at the corner of Hubbell and Tireman Avenues in broad daylight in Detroit. 

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The suspect is seen stepping out of the store and fiddling with his gun, which investigators believe may have jammed when the sleeping seven-month-old baby's father tried to grab it. A person of interest has been taken into custody by police and an aggravated assault investigation is underway. Investigators believe the man pointed the gun at the father following an argument between the two. However, it is unclear if the suspect and the father knew each other.

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The Detroit Police Department's 2nd Precinct Commanding Officer Michael Chambers later tweeted, "We are attempting to identify a suspect in an aggravated assault. If you recognize the suspect with the tan bucket hat and white A-shirt, please contact Detective Rice 313-596-5240 or call 1-800-SPEAK-UP."

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A person of interest has been taken into custody by police and an an aggravated assault investigation is underway (@DPD2Pct/Twitter)

Another similar shocking video that surfaced earlier this month in Michigan showed a 12-year-old boy robbing a gas station, armed with a gun. Footage showed the boy waiting in line as a customer in front of him paid for gas. Upon reaching the front of the line, he pulled out a 9mm handgun from his black bag, demanding money. 

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When the cashier questions his motive. The boy is then seen firing a round into the ceiling following which she hands him the money and orders him to "get out." The boy attempted reload his gun while leaving, but it jammed. One of the shell casings fell to the ground and he calmly walked out. Shortly after the incident, 911 dispatchers received the call about the armed robbery at the Marathon gas station on East Main Street. The gas station is located just one block from the police station. The teen was soon apprehended, revealed Hartford Police Chief Tressa Beltran and he also mentioned that the teen was charged with armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and discharge of a firearm in Van Buren County Family Court this week. Officers said that the boy told a schoolmate about his plan to carry out the armed robbery. He reportedly took the gun from his grandfather's locked safe. The boy's grandfather said that he did not know the child could access the safe. 

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These incidents come amid an ongoing discussion about ways to curb gun violence in the wake of the Uvalde school shooting. A deadly massacre unfolded at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde on May 24 when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos barricaded himself inside a classroom and slaughtered 19 students and two teachers. Police faced sharp criticism for allegedly failing to stop the shooting quickly enough and come to the victims' rescue on time. Ramos was shot dead by an off-duty Customs and Border Protection agent from an elite tactical unit.

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