Walled Lake police continue to investigate a stabbing incident that occurred early this morning, Wednesday, May 30 on Villa Court and resulted in the hospitalization of two women.
Police cancelled a planned 3 p.m. press conference on the case in order to question a suspect, who was just being released from an area hospital at that time.
According to a Walled Lake Police Department press release, officers were dispatched at 5:18 a.m. to a disturbance at Villa Court South and Villa Drive. Upon arriving at Pontiac Trail and Villa Drive, officers found two vehicles fleeing the scene. Both vehicles were stopped without incident.
One of the vehicle drivers, a 29-year-old Detroit woman who is the suspect in the case, had injuries to her hands and chest. The driver of the other vehicle, a 17-year-old Commerce Township girl, was uninjured.
Police found a third woman, a 24-year-old Walled Lake resident, laying in Pontiac Trail with severe injuries to her hands and forearm.
The suspect was transported to Providence Park Hospital in Novi, while the victim was transported to Botsford Hospital in Farmington for treatment. The victim’s 2-year-old son, who wasn’t injured in the incident, has been placed with relatives through Child Protective Services, according to police.
Police state the incident began inside an apartment unit as a physical altercation, and then moved outside and continued down the street. According to police, the suspect attacked the victim with a knife from the apartment’s kitchen. The victim fled into nearby woods and eventually emerged, collapsing on Pontiac Trail.
According to police, the 17-year-old girl took the victim’s car and tried to get the victim away from the suspect. The victim reportedly told the girl to go back into the apartment and retrieve her son and ensure his safety. When returning to the apartment, the girl reportedly witnessed the suspect trying to leave the scene and followed, thinking the suspect had the infant in her vehicle.
Police detectives recovered the knife along Pontiac Trail near the vehicles. Blood could be seen in the street.
Earlier today, Walled Lake Police Chief Paul Shakinas said the suspect was hospitalized in fair condition, while the victim was in “pretty serious condition.” No updated information on the victim’s condition has been released.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Wesley Beltz said the department assisted with diverting traffic and its forensic lab was deployed to help investigate the scene.
Walled Lake Police Department and Oakland County Sheriff’s Department personnel have been seen removing evidence from the scene and apartment in bags.
“We can’t release much” at this point, Shakinas said early this morning.
The 29-year-old Detroit woman apparently is the only suspect in the case.
Police expect to present the findings of their investigation into the case to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office tomorrow, Thursday, May 31.
We’ll bring you more information as soon as we have it.