Suspect arrested in stabbing that killed 1, injured ex

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Warren police have made an arrest in a double stabbing that injured the suspect’s ex-wife and mortally wounded her male companion early Sunday morning, the city’s mayor said.

Mayor Jim Fouts said the suspect, 52, entered the home of his ex-wife, 36, at about 1:30 a.m. and allegedly began attacking the woman with a knife. Her friend, 24, defended her, but was also stabbed. EMS transported the victims to St. John Hospital in Detroit.

The woman was injured “pretty bad,” Fouts said, and was in serious but stable condition. At 3:01 a.m., the man died from his injuries, Fouts said.

He credited the Warren Police Department’s Special Operations Unit for the quick arrest. Special ops got involved about noon; by about 1:30 p.m., the man was arrested.

The suspect was expected to be arraigned Monday, Fouts said. Other details were not immediately available.

jdickson@detroitnews.com