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November 13, 2012

Man reportedly stabs self during argument

By Brian Louwers
C & G Staff Writer

A 21-year-old Warren man was hospitalized Nov. 11 after he reportedly stabbed himself in the chest with a steak knife during an argument with his father.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to a home in the 11700 block of Robinwood, near 13 Mile and Hoover, at 12:02 a.m. after a domestic dispute resulted in a stabbing.

Officers said the injured man, a 21-year-old resident of the home, was found unconscious on the kitchen floor wearing a blood-soaked tank top with stab wounds to his chest.

Witnesses told police the man stabbed himself during an argument with his father, a 48-year-old resident. Family members were reportedly drinking beer at a kitchen table when a discussion about a family restaurant and the son’s life turned into a heated argument.

The son reportedly became angry and told family members that he didn’t want them attending his funeral before he grabbed a kitchen knife.

“He decides to stab himself in the chest a few times,” Warren Police Detective Sgt. Brian Kijewski said, citing witness reports.

Detectives took evidence from the home and spoke to several family members who shared similar details about the events surrounding the stabbing.

The injured man was taken to St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, where he was treated for two “superficial” wounds to the chest.

A blood test revealed that the man was intoxicated when he was taken to the hospital.

Family members reportedly told police he had been taking unspecified medication and that had not sought follow-up mental health treatment after a previous incident in Detroit.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Brian Louwers at brianlouwers@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1089.