A 16-year-old Highland Township resident has been lodged in Children’s Village after allegedly stabbing a 20-year-old Highland man.
According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Highland Substation report, the two had an earlier altercation at a 7-11 in the township.
The victim told substation deputies that during that altercation he walked away because the suspect was a minor.
However, on Saturday, March 17, around 7 p.m., the suspect was allegedly waiting for the victim in front of his residence in the Highland Greens Estates mobile home park.
“He and his little buddy, who lives down the street, were waiting for me,” the victim told deputies.
The suspect then allegedly stabbed the man in the chest and stomach. He said he chased the suspect until he lost too much blood.
When deputies responded to the scene, the suspect was gone.
The victim was taken to McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, where he underwent surgery and needed “20 staples in my stomach.”
Meanwhile, the suspect and a parent went to the substation to report the incident. According to the incident report, the juvenile is claiming self-defense.
The victim was released from the hospital the morning of Monday, March 19.