Shelby Township police provide update on stabbing case

By: Kara Szymanski | Shelby - Utica News | Published January 26, 2022

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township police have completed an investigation involving domestic violence at a home in Shelby Township that left two men dead and one woman critically injured from stab wounds Jan. 2. 

The stabbings occurred at an address on Woodall Road, which is south of Auburn Road and east of Ryan Road. A 911 call before 8 a.m. brought a response from the Police and Fire departments to the home.

Shelby Township Police Sgt. Mark Benedettini said that the caller stated that multiple people had been attacked.

“The original call came in as a 911 call from one of the residents of a household on Woodall Street stating that three people had been stabbed,” Benedettini said in an email earlier this month. “After arriving on scene, our officers heard a female screaming for help, so they forced entry into the home, finding two males and one female who had all been stabbed multiple times each. The 63-year-old male died at the hospital, and the 62-year-old female remains at the hospital in critical condition. A 40-year-old male was discovered dead at the residence,” he said. 

There were no other people in the home, according to police.

Benedettini explained more details of what happened in an email last week. 

“The incident on Woodall Street stemmed from a domestic situation where a 63-year-old male and his 62-year-old wife were stabbed by their 40-year-old son inside of the residence. Unfortunately, the 63-year-old male died shortly after being transported to the hospital, and the 62-year-old female survived but was in critical condition. The 40-year-old male, who was the attacker and the son of the male/female victims, was found dead inside of the residence from self-inflicted wounds. Out of respect for the family, we won’t be releasing any names and will not have any further updates to this story,” said Benedettini.

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