Security guard shot, killed outside doctor office in Detroit

By Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnHalston, hherrera@wdiv.com
Bisi Onile-Ere, Local 4 Reporter
Published On: May 10 2013 10:52:57 AM EDT
Updated On: May 10 2013 05:34:57 PM EDT

A security guard was shot and killed Friday morning in an attempted robbery outside an ophthalmology facility in Detroit.

DETROIT -

A security guard was shot and killed Friday morning in an attempted robbery outside an ophthalmology facility in Detroit.

Local 4 has learned that 66-year-old James Forth was sitting in a car outside the DMC-affiliated offices of Burman and Zuckerbrod on McNichols Road when the shooting happened.

Sources said Forth a gunman exchanged shots -- the security guard died but the gunman was also hit and drove himself to a hospital.

Forth, of Livonia, was a Vietnam veteran who had become a familiar fixture in the community. His family released a statement reading, in part: "Jim was a wonderful man, who was always interested in helping other people. He was a kind, thoughtful person and he'll be greatly missed."

"Sterling Security" is the name of the company on the side of the car the security guard was shot in.

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Detroit police are investigating a shooting outside an Ophthalmology office on the city's west side

IMAGES: Shooting outside Ophthalmology office in Detroit

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