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Images of Detroit's 'Google Maps Gunslinger' go viral

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A shirtless man brandishes what appears to be a shotgun while standing on the front porch of a Detroit home. A shirtless man brandishes what appears to be a shotgun while standing on the front porch of a Detroit home.
A group of men on the front porch at a home on Brinker St. in Detroit. A group of men on the front porch at a home on Brinker St. in Detroit.
A shirtless man points what appears to be a shotgun at Google vehicle in 2009. A shirtless man points what appears to be a shotgun at Google vehicle in 2009.
DETROIT (MyFox Detroit) -

Images of a shirtless man pointing a shotgun at a Google vehicle from the front porch of a Detroit home are making their way across the Web.

The images appear when Google Maps users search the 18800 block of Brinker Street on the city's near east side. In one image, the shirtless man can be seen brandishing the shotgun across the chest, while in the next frame, he's seen pointing the weapon directly at the vehicle.

The images were captured in September 2009 and have recently been posted on blogs and national news sites around the country.

Click here to view 18811 Brinker Street in Detroit on Google.

But there's something else frightening about these images. Earlier this year, 17-month-old Ziya Turner was found dead under a pile of clothes at the same address where the images were captured. Her death was not ruled a homicide and there is no known connection between her death and the photos.

There is no indication that the Google driver ever filed a police report following the shotgun incident.

Google did not return FOX 2's request for comment.

Detroit police are aware of the photos and say they will investigate.

Stay with FOX 2 and myFOXDetroit.com for updates on this story.

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