Update: Two arrested in stabbing of NASCAR fans near MIS

BY Tom Jensen • June 18, 2015

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a brutal stabbing spree Saturday morning that killed two half-brothers and injured three other others in York Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan. The victims were planning to go to the NASCAR races at Michigan International Speedway.

 

According to the website Mlive.com, police in Michigan arrested two men, one a 25-year-old from the town of Dundee, the other one a 33-year-old from Monroe. Names were not released. Both men were being held in the Washtenaw County Jail pending arraignment on Friday, the website said.

 

Killed in the home invasion were 12-year-old Timber Brown and his half-brother, Johnathan Brown, 26. The attack happened around 6 a.m. Three other people, including Timber's mother, Vicki Moore, 31, were seriously injured in the attack at a friend's house.

 

"It's really a tragic ordeal," Sharon Hush, Moore's best friend, told the Free Press. "She's now listed as being in stable critical condition and went back in for another surgery for the extensive defensive wounds. ... She endured 14 stab wounds, her heart stopped several times but they brought her back. It's been real touch and go. She was stabbed in the spine, a couple times in the side, several in the chest, shoulder. ... She's a fighter."

 

According to The Ann Arbor News, police have identified a person of interest in the case. Michigan State Police told local news outlets in Michigan that the suspect is a white male between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet tall, about 150-160 pounds and was dressed in a bright green landscaping shirt. State Police are asking that anyone with information about the alleged assailant to call the MSP tip line at 1-855-642-4847 (1-855-MICHTIP).

 

Police did not have a motive for the attack, but said it wasn't random.

 

According to multiple news reports, the family was planning to camp out near the track, but bad weather forced them to seek shelter at a friend's house, where the attack occurred.

 


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