Saturday, August 7, 2010

Detroit Free Press-White Slasher Sought In Deadly Attacks On Black Men

Sketch of Slasher Suspect in Flint, MI/Michigan State Police
(Story reported by Gina Damron)

Michigan State Police today released a composite sketch of a man suspected of stabbing five men to death and wounding another eight in Flint since May, police have said.

According to a news release, the man is described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2 and 180 to 210 pounds. He may have light-colored hair and usually wears a baseball cap during the attacks, police said.

All of the attacks have occurred at night and the victims are usually small-framed black males, ranging in age from 17 to 60, according to the state police.

According to the news release today, the suspect approaches his victims, engages in a short conversation and “once within reach, he attacks, stabbing repeatedly.”

(click here and here for continuing coverage of this story on the Detroit Free Press website)

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