Man sought in fatal Detroit stabbing caught in Wisconsin

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Detroit — A man wanted in the fatal stabbing of a woman while medics were tending to a heart attack victim in a nearby room was arrested Thursday in Wisconsin, authorities said.

The manhunt for 26-year-old Darius Calhoun began on Sept. 21 after, police say, he stabbed a 20-year-old woman at a home on the city's east side.

Police are searching for Darius Calhoun in connection with a fatal stabbing on Detroit's east side

Calhoun was arrested Thursday in New Richmond, Wisconsin, New Richmond police Chief Craig Yehlik confirmed.

New Richmond officers were tending to a medical situation in the area of East Richmond Way and Dorset Lane, and made contact with Calhoun. While officers and EMS attended to his medical needs, officers learned he was wanted in the Detroit homicide.

Calhoun was taken into custody and is being held at St. Croix County Jail for potential extradition to Michigan.

The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the 80 block of Arizona in Detroit when someone called 911 to report a 50-year-old man was having a heart attack. Detroit Fire Department medics arrivedadministered first aid to the patient, who died, police Chief James Craig said.

"While EMS was actively engaging that patient, preliminary information we have is that a woman was being assaulted and stabbed nearby," Craig said at a press conference in September.

The stabbing victim was killed in a bedroom inside the home while medics worked on the heart attack victim. The stabbing victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

"It is believed that Calhoun was in the New Richmond area for at least two days prior to his arrest," Wisconsin police said.

Police are asking that anyone with information on how Calhoun arrived in New Richmond or a location he may have been staying at call the New Richmond Police Department at (715) 246-6667.

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