A Detroit, Michigan, radio information anchor was killed in an tried murder-suicide at his residence, the station mentioned Friday.
Jim Matthews, 57, was discovered useless at his Chesterfield Township residence on Bayview Drive round midday Friday. Three different victims, together with his two kids, have been on the residence and have been hospitalized.
Police mentioned a girl, 35, who escaped the house together with her 5-year-old daughter, flagged down a driver and referred to as 911. When officers arrived, they discovered the physique of an grownup man within the residence in addition to a 10-year-old boy who was sure and in a closet.
Township Public Security Director Brian Bassett mentioned at a information convention that the boy was affected by blunt pressure trauma and is hospitalized in important situation.
The girl appeared to have been affected by a number of stab wounds and was taken to the hospital in important however secure situation, Bassett mentioned. The 5-year-old lady is secure.
Bassett mentioned that the suspect, a 54-year-old man, was situated within the basement of the house affected by a self-inflicted wound. He’s in secure situation on the hospital, in keeping with the director.
Authorities mentioned the suspect knew the victims and continuously visited the house. On the morning of the incident, he was “welcomed into the house,” Bassett advised reporters.
The director mentioned they’re nonetheless attempting to find out what occurred.
“There seems to be some relationship. The suspect was continuously on the residence. We’re nonetheless investigating what the connection is between all of the events,” he mentioned.
Bassett mentioned the incident seems to be an “remoted tragedy” and there’s no hazard to the group.
Police declined to launch the names however WWJ recognized Matthews as one of many victims. He labored as an in a single day anchor on the Detroit-based AM radio station for practically seven years.
“He would usually converse along with his co-workers about his love for his two kids, and their adventures at college,” the station mentioned in a tweet. “He liked delivering the newest information to his listeners, and was extremely devoted to WWJ and the broadcasting trade. There have been many tears shed in our newsroom right now and Jim might be drastically missed.”