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Utica police release image of stabbing suspect's vehicle

Police continue search for April 12 stabbing suspect

This image shows a stabbing suspect's vehicle, Utica police said. (WDIV)
This image shows a stabbing suspect's vehicle, Utica police said. (WDIV)

UTICA, Mich. – The search continues for the suspect wanted in connection to a non-fatal stabbing at a townhouse in Utica earlier this month 

Utica police released an image Monday that shows the suspect's vehicle. Police hope someone will recognize this vehicle and help lead investigators to the suspect. 

Moreover, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. Call 800-SPEAK-UP. 

Stay with ClickOnDetroit for updates. 

What happened

Police believe the stabbing was random. It stabbing happened April 12 at about 3 a.m. in the garage of a townhouse on Jenney Court, in the area of Hall Road and Van Dyke.

Police said the victim was leaving for work and opened his garage, but headed back into the house to grab something. When he returned, he's confronted by a man with a knife and was stabbed three times.

Police escorted the ambulance to the hospital. The 54-year-old victim was listed in serious condition at the hospital. 

A man was stabbed in a garage at a townhouse in Utica on April 12, 2018. (WDIV)
A man was stabbed in a garage at a townhouse in Utica on April 12, 2018. (WDIV)

"He's conscious, he's alert and he's cooperating," Det. Greg Morabito said.. "He's still undergoing treatment and he's probably going to be in the hospital for awhile."

Steve Payne lives in the neighborhood and said there was knocking on his door early the same morning.

"He was actually pounding on our door a couple minutes prior to this happening," Payne said. "We ended up getting a video doorbell installed over the weekend."

Payne decided not to open the door and wished the surveillance camera had been installed because police don't have much of a description of the suspect.

"Sometimes the littlest thing could help break a case," Morabito said. "If you have any information at all we'd like to hear it."


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