WWJ anchor identified as man killed in attempted murder-suicide in Macomb County

Jim Matthews was overnight news anchor for nearly seven years

The man killed Friday in an attempted murder-suicide in Macomb County has been identified as WWJ anchor Jim Matthews. (WWJ)

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The man killed Friday in an attempted murder-suicide in Macomb County has been identified as WWJ anchor Jim Matthews.

Matthews was the overnight news anchor for nearly seven years.

He loved talking to his co-workers about his children, his love for them, and their school adventures.

Matthews died by blunt force trauma Friday (Sept. 23) at a home in Chesterfield Township.

According to officials, a 35-year-old woman, a 10-year boy, and a 5-year-old girl are at a nearby hospital where they are receiving treatment.

The 35-year-old woman and the 10-year-old boy suffered blunt force trauma and are listed in critical condition.

Officials say that the 5-year-old girl and the suspect are stable at a hospital.

Read: Macomb County attempted murder-suicide: 1 man killed; 2 children, 1 woman, suspect in hospital

Everyone involved in the situation knew each other, and there’s no threat to the community, according to officials.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.