Grosse Pointe doctor hospitalized after alleged attack

Holly Fournier and George Hunter
The Detroit News
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Warren — A 43-year-old emergency room doctor is in fair condition Friday after he told police he was stabbed inside his Grosse Pointe Woods home by four people who stuck him with knives and syringes.

James Millican, who works in the emergency room at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, told police he woke up in his home in the 1100 block of Fairholme to find a group of four people assaulting him.

Warren police were called around 6:25 a.m. after Millican checked himself into the hospital, Warren Sgt. Stephen Mills said.

"It was determined he was the victim of a crime, that he was stabbed in Grosse Pointe Woods," Mills said.

A Warren police report about the incident includes an address on the 1100 block of Fairholme in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mills said. A James Millican is listed in public records at that address.

The hospital confirmed an emergency room doctor by the same name was in fair condition early Friday afternoon. He has been employed at the hospital for about a year, said Brian Taylor, a hospital spokesman.

Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Director Bruce Smith said details of the incident are vague.

"All I can say at this point is, we're investigating an incident, although we're not sure exactly what kind of incident it is," Smith said.

Millican received his medical degree in 2003 from Wayne State University, according to the university's records department. A search of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs shows Millican holds active licenses in medicine and pharmacy. There are no open complaints or disciplinary actions on his file.

Richard Gillette, who has lived on Fairholme for 33 years, said the neighborhood is usually quiet and Friday's stabbing has caused a stir.

"We came home from breakfast, and there were a bunch of TV news trucks out here," he said, adding that Millican has lived in his home for about three years.

"He kind of keeps to himself. We've really only had one short conversation."

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