Detroit-area councilman’s son charged in murder of suspected drug dealer

A Detroit-area councilman’s son shot a suspected drug dealer to death this weekend using a rifle he concealed in a garbage bag, police said.

Joseph Pruneau, 33, the son of River Rouge City councilman Mark Pruneau, was charged Monday in the shooting death of Robert Cook, 59, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

Pruneau allegedly rode his bicycle to Cook’s home with a rifle on Friday and opened fire when Cook let him into his house.

Cook was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead later that night. Meanwhile, Pruneau fled the scene on his bike, officials said.

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Police caught up with Pruneau soon afterward, however, and arrested him.

Pruneau was charged with murder and felony firearm. He was expected to be arraigned Monday.

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