A Radio host has been killed and his family savagely attacked at their home, allegedly by a neighbor they had invited to visit.
Detroit’s WWJ 950 overnight anchor Jim Matthews was killed and his girlfriend stabbed multiple times by the man, who then attempted to take his own life, police in Chesterfield Township, Michigan say.
Matthews’ girlfriend managed to flee the home with the couple’s five-year-old daughter and flagged down a passing driver, TMZ reports.
The girlfriend, who has not been identified publicly by police, suffered stab wounds, and the young girl was also injured.
Police scrambled to the scene and found Matthews’ body.
Officers then found the couple’s 10-year-old son bound in a closet and suffering from blunt trauma injuries.
Matthews’ girlfriend and son are listed in critical condition at the hospital, while his daughter is in stable condition.
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This morning, devastated colleagues paid tribute to Matthews who was described as “one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.”
“There have been many tears shed in our newsroom today and Jim will be greatly missed,” a statement from WWJ Newsradio 950 read.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
Authorities are still unclear on the motive of the attack and no criminal charges have currently been issued.
The name of the suspect has not been announced.
r found the suspect, a 54-year-old man, in the property’s basement.
He had suffered a heroin overdose and a self-inflicted wound in a suspected suicide attempt.
He too was hospitalized and is thought to be in a stable condition.
Chesterfield Township Police Chief Brian Bassett assured residents that the incident was an “isolated tragedy” and that it does not present a danger to the community at this time.
An investigation into the death is ongoing.