Michigan Local Radio News Anchor Jim Matthews Killed During Attempted Murder-Suicide at His Home That Left Three Family Members Injured

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A radio news anchor in Detroit, Michigan was found dead on Friday morning following an attempted murder-suicide that left three of his family members injured and hospitalized, multiple outlets confirmed. The unidentified suspect was located in the basement of the home by police.

Jim Matthews, employed as an evening anchor at a local radio station WWJ-AM (950) was killed during an attack in his residence in Chesterfield Township, according to the Associated PressNBC News, and The Detroit News.

Authorities said that a 35-year-old woman — who was stabbed multiple times during the dispute — escaped the residence with her injured 5-year-old daughter before signaling a driver to call 911.

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When police responded to the scene, they discovered a 54-year-old male suspect in the basement who had attempted to commit suicide as well as a 10-year-old boy tied up in a closet suffering from blunt force trauma, per NBC News. The outlet also reported that authorities said the suspect knew the victims and was a frequent visitor.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Shafiq Najib

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