West Bloomfield Township police say the suspect in a stabbing incident at a home in the 7100 block of Crestmore, south of Richardson Road and west of Green Lake Road, is expected to be processed at the police station after being cleared for release from a local hospital where he is under observation.
According to West Bloomfield Police Lieutenant Tim Diamond, police received a call at about 10:48 a.m. and were dispatched to the neighborhood, where they found the 19-year-old victim and his mother in the front yard of a home on Crestdale Street, which intersects with Crestmore.
Diamond said the victim, who is the 20-year-old suspect’s brother, was transported to Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital with a single stab wound to the chest/abdomen and was last listed in good condition.
Diamond stated the stabbing allegedly occurred inside the Crestmore residence after the brothers became involved in a “typical brother” argument. The victim and his mother apparently fled the home after the stabbing, while the suspect allegedly barricaded himself in a bedroom with a shotgun. Upon arriving at the scene, police set up a parameter around the house and treated the incident as a barricaded gunmen situation, according to Diamond.
He said the suspect surrendered peacefully and without incident after speaking to his father and a friend several times on a telephone.
Following his surrender, the suspect was taken into custody by police and transported to the hospital.
Police hope to present their case to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office tomorrow, according to Diamond.
Today’s incident follows a barricaded gunmen situation in the township on Sunday, Sept. 9 in which 12-year veteran Officer Patrick O’Rourke was fatally wounded while responding to reports of shots fired at a township home.
O’Rourke, a 39-year-old Fenton resident, was shot by 50-year-old Ricky Coley, police say, after officers responded to Coley’s home in the 4000 block of Forest Edge Lane, near Pontiac Trail and Halstead Road. What followed throughout the night of Sept. 9 and well into Monday, Sept. 10 was a 20-hour standoff with Coley, who barricaded himself in the home. Police eventually found Coley inside the home dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
O’Rourke, who was the first West Bloomfield police officer killed in the line of duty, is survived by his wife, Amy, and his four children, Eileen, Mary, Andrea, and Stephen.