Man shot in face on South Grove Street in Ypsilanti
Editor's note: This article has been updated with the shooting victim's condition and more details about the case.
A 23-year-old Ypsilanti man was shot in the face Monday night in the 200 block of South Grove Street, and Ypsilanti police detectives are searching for two men believed to be responsible.
The victim, who was shot once in the mouth about 11:50 p.m., is in stable condition this morning at a local hospital.
He underwent surgery and a bullet was removed from his tongue, Det. Sgt. Troy Fulton said.
When officers arrived to investigate the shooting Monday night, the victim told them he was shot after meeting in an apartment building hallway with two men he knows. He planned to sell the men a pair of sunglasses, police said.
During the meeting, one of the men pulled out a gun and fired at least two shots, Fulton said. The victim suffered at least one gunshot wound, and the men took money from him, Fulton said.
Officers responded after a security guard called 911. A pair of sunglasses was recovered, police said.
Anyone with information can call Det. Joe Yuhas at (734) 482-9872.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.