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Detroit reporter's attempt at an interview ends in gunfire

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DETROIT - A local reporter in Detroit was greeted with gunfire when he went to the home of an elderly crime victim with the hope of interviewing him, reports CBS Detroit.

On Monday, WXYZ reporter Jonathan Carlson reportedly knocked on the Detroit home of an 88-year-old man who had been tied up inside his residence and robbed just days earlier by three people. Carlson hoped to get an interview with the man, but instead, the man opened the door with a gun in his hand.

Carlson and his news crew retreated when they saw the weapon, but the elderly man allegedly came outside and fired a shot at Carlson from about 10 feet away, according to the station.

Police responded to the scene and after a brief standoff, the 88-year-old man surrendered and was taken into custody. Reports say the man was taken to a crisis center. It's not clear if he'll face charges.

No one was injured in the shooting.

The three robbery suspects are still at large.

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