Man dies after being stabbed by roommate, sheriff's office says
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 21-year-old man died Sunday after being stabbed during a fight with his roommate in a Macomb Township apartment, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies responded to the Northport apartments just after 1 a.m. and found the victim, Brian Dequan Shepard, suffering from a stab wound.
Shepard was taken to a hospital, but died.
His roommate, a 26-year-old man, was taken into custody.
“It was a domestic type relationship,” Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said. “Something went array and that’s what brought on the confrontation.”
Shepard had only lived there a few months.
“It was a pretty good sized knife,” Wickersham said.
Shepard’s family described him as a hardworking, positive guy.
The roommate said told deputies that he acted in self-defense. He is being held in the Macomb County Jail.
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