1 dead, 1 injured after altercation at Prime + Proper restaurant

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An altercation early Sunday at the downtown Detroit steakhouse Prime + Proper left one person dead and one person injured, according to the Detroit Police Department.

Preliminary investigation shows that about 12:10 a.m. Sunday a male in his 50s produced a knife and stabbed a 51-year-old Prime + Proper employee inside the restaurant, Detroit Police Department Cpl. Dan Donakowski said. The employee then fired shots at the other man, fatally wounding him.

No other injuries have been reported, and the man who was stabbed is in stable condition, Donakowski said.

The exterior of Prime + Proper, located at 1145 Griswold St. in downtown Detroit.
The exterior of Prime + Proper, located at 1145 Griswold St. in downtown Detroit.


Justin Near, a spokesperson for Prime + Proper, confirmed in an emailed statement that the employee is in stable condition following emergency surgery.Near described the man as an employee of the restaurant's third-party security contractor and said the person killed was a guest.

Donakowski said he was unable to confirm the employment status.

"We are working closely with authorities and have provided them with all security camera footage to assist in the investigation," Near said.

Near said the restaurant will be closed on Sunday and grief counseling is being made available to those affected by the shooting.

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Prime + Proper is located at 1145 Griswold St. in Detroit's Capitol Park neighborhood.

Contact Adrienne Roberts: amroberts@freepress.com.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Altercation at Prime + Proper in Detroit leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

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