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Man killed during argument at haunted house identified as welder from Detroit

PONTIAC, MI – The man who was shot and killed outside the popular Erebus Haunted House in Pontiac was a welder from Detroit.

29-year-old Douglas Reese died early Sunday morning, FOX 2 Detroit reports.

Police are still in looking for the suspect in the incident and have asked for the public’s help. The suspect was described as a man standing 6-foot tall and wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt and jeans, police said. A witness reported a blue sedan fled the scene at a high rate of speed after the shooting.

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Deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and STAT EMS responded shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 to the popular haunted house, 18 South Perry St., for a reported shooting.

The caller said Reese was laying on the ground in a nearby parking lot, per a statement issued by the sheriff’s office. Witnesses had heard gunfire. Reese was shot in the side, neck and chest.

Reese and his girlfriend were waiting in line to enter the haunted house when a man ahead of them allegedly would not move, police said. Reese and the suspect exchanged words; the suspect thought Reese had cut in line ahead of him. Reese told his girlfriend he was going to his vehicle, police said. The suspect and the victim then went separately to the parking lot. That’s when witnesses heard shots fired.

Reese was transported to McLaren Oakland hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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