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Woman killed as teens break into Detroit home of man under investigation in separate murder case

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Two teenagers are in custody after allegedly breaking into a home on Detroit's northwest side Tuesday afternoon and fatally shooting a woman. The woman's husband was arrested in a separate murder case.

Detroit police officials say a man and his 32-year-old wife were in their home in the 9200 block of Minock Street - near Evergreen and Joy - when two 17-year-olds broke in through a side window.

Authorities say one teen was armed with a handgun and the other had an AR-style rifle. It was not clear who the intended target was, but at least one of the teens opened fire, fatally wounding the woman.

The man shot one of the teenage suspects and disarmed and hit the other with the butt of a rifle, after chasing him down the street. He held the teen until police arrived, Detroit Police Chief James White said.

The teen that had been shot allegedly ran from the home, stole a bike and then was taken to a hospital by someone he met up with.

That teen is in critical condition. Both suspects are in custody at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit.

Authorities believe one of the teens is a family member of the man and briefly lived in the home with the victims.

The man was also arrested in a separate murder investigation. No names of anyone involved have been released.

A motive in Tuesday's home invasion and shooting remains unclear.

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