Police looking for suspect who crashed car, stabbed man in Clinton Township

UPDATE: Police release surveillance photo of suspect

By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published May 6, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At press time, police were investigating an incident involving a car crash and a bloody knife.

The Clinton Township Police Department stated that at about 3:45 p.m. May 4, officers responded to a situation on Garnet Street, south of Quinn Road, for a car that had crashed into a ditch and was unoccupied and still running.

A bloody knife was reportedly discovered in the vehicle.

Another vehicle was discovered on Garnet Street, just south of the crash site. Officers reportedly found a Clinton Township man, 45, who was in and out of consciousness.

“We got the one call, a car in the ditch,” Clinton Township Police Capt. Richard Maierle said May 6. “It belonged to the victim.”

The victim told officers that he and the suspect had just met. The victim reportedly told police that he was stabbed by a man named Deon, but the name was unconfirmed.

The victim, who was stabbed in the back area, was transported to McLaren Macomb Hospital. His injuries were reported as non-life-threatening.

At the hospital, officers interviewed the victim in an effort to achieve a better suspect description. The victim said the suspect is a black man in his early-to-mid-20s, and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black cargo pants, a red Nike T-shirt with white letters, and a black multi-olored Adidas zip-up jacket.

The suspect reportedly has the following tattoos: the word “Blessed” on his right inner forearm; an unknown woman’s name on his right inner forearm; a heart on the right side of his neck; and unknown ink on the left side of his neck. Also, the suspect may possibly frequent the area of Six Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Steve Rupkus at (586) 493-7849, or the Police Department’s main line at (586) 493-7840.

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