Police: Parolee arrested after 1 adult, 2 kids stabbed

Tom Greenwood and Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — Police have arrested a 32-year-old parolee in the Tuesday night stabbing of three people, including two children, and an assault on another child.

The stabbing victims include a 34-year-old female, a 16-year-old male and a 12-year-old female, said Off. Adam Madera of the public information office of the Detroit Police Department.

“The fourth victim, an 11-year-old girl, wasn’t stabbed but she was assaulted by the suspect,” Madera said.

Police said the victims were treated at a local hospital for nonlife-threatening wounds and then released.

According to police, the attack occurred at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 12100 block of Monica in an area between Interstate 96 and Livernois on the city’s west side.

“Our reports show that the suspect broke into the home and started right after the victims,” Madera said. “The suspect fled the home but was tracked down and arrested in the 14000 block of Santa Rosa.”

Jay Rosario lives several doors down from the home on Monica. He said he was coming home from visiting his brother around 1 a.m. Wednesday when he found the street blocked by police.

"It was just filled up with police cars all lined up the block," he said. "I couldn't even get to my house."

Rosario's fiancée, Kesha Skelton, said she also saw emergency personnel.

"It was a lot of lights," she said. "The police, the fire trucks and the ambulance."

Skelton said she is not surprised when crime occurs in her neighborhood, where thefts and fires are common.

"It's an eventful street," she said. "I'm moving, real soon."


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