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Motive behind Michigan police station shooting unclear

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Police are investigating what prompted a 64-year-old military veteran to stride into a suburban Detroit police station then open fire on officers, leading to an exchange of gunfire and his own death, authorities said Monday.

Officers fatally shot Harold Joseph Collins in the Sunday afternoon incident in the lobby of the police headquarters in Southfield, and a 50-year-old sergeant was hurt in the exchange of fire.

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