Police: Stabbing, shooting death over $100 debt
A confrontation over an alleged $100 debt turned to violence that resulted in a man's stabbing and another man's death Tuesday night on Detroit's east side.
The beef started about 7 p.m. on the 2000 block of Lumpkin — north of East Outer Drive, east of Dequindre — when the suspect, a 40-year-old man, arrived at the victim's house regarding a work debt.
The suspect said the victim owed him $100 over work previously done, said Michael Woody, director of media relations for the Detroit Police Department.
He arrived at the victim's home, police say, armed with a knife and a shotgun.
A struggle between the suspect and the 38-year-old victim ensued, during which the victim was stabbed.
At that point the victim, a concealed pistol license holder, pulled out a handgun and shot the suspect. Medics conveyed the suspect to an area hospital, but he died.
Medics also transported the victim to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he is in stable condition at last report. Because police view the incident as a matter of self-defense, the victim was not arrested.