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Detroit worker shoots would-be robbers

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The downtown Detroit skyline is seen November 11, 2009
The downtown Detroit skyline is seen November 11, 2009

DETROIT (WKZO) -- A Detroit Public Lighting worker shot and injured two would-be robbers Thursday night.

According to authorities, the man and a co-worker were on a job at Schoolcraft and Cloverlawn Avenue when they were approached by two young men.  One of the workers pulled out a handgun and fired at the suspects, striking both.

Police say a 16-year-old is listed in critical condition and a 17-year-old is listed in temporary-serious condition at this time.  The teens allegedly had robbed the workers once that evening and were coming back to rob them a second time.

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