EASTPOINTE, Mich. -

Neandur Nance and Antonio Smith are behind bars facing charges in connection to the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy at this home on Nicolai Avenue in Eastpointe.

The victim is related to one of the suspects. Police say Nance is the boy's father.

That new development comes as a shock to many in the Eastpointe community.

Police say Smith went to the home Tuesday and stabbed the 15-year-old several times with a pocket knife. The victim ran to a neighbor's house for help.

He still is recovering from the attack.

Police say Nance conspired with Smith to have his son killed. They say he dropped Smith off at the home that day. But why would he want his son dead?

Police say they have evidence to link Nance to the crime but no motive.