Man stabbed in shoulder after fights in Ann Arbor
Note: The address of the second confrontation has been corrected. Information was received this afternoon from Ann Arbor police correcting the initial report of the second confrontation. A 19-year-old Ypsilanti man was stabbed in the left shoulder and sent to the hospital after a fight in Ann Arbor involving up to six people early Wednesday morning.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the man was a part of a group of people who began verbally sparring with another group in the 700 block of Packard Street. The verbal salvos from each group soon escalated into a physical confrontation that injured a 19-year-old woman and a college-aged man who were with the stabbing victim, Bush said.
The groups left the area after the fight broke up, but eventually crossed paths again when one group walked past a home at the 700 block of Arch Street where the others were hanging out, Bush said. The insults and profanities once again started flying back and forth, and a scuffle broke out, Bush said.
During the fight, one of the suspects ran inside the home and grabbed a kitchen knife, Bush said. He came back outside with the knife and stabbed the 19-year-old man in the upper left shoulder as he was trying to run away, Bush said.
Police were dispatched to the area for the stabbing at about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday. The 19-year-old woman had suffered bruising to her head from being punched, and the college-aged man had bumps and bruises on his face from the fight, Bush said. They both refused medical attention.
The 19-year-old man was transported by Huron Valley Ambulance to the University of Michigan Hospital for stitches, she said. His injury was not life threatening.
The police report did not indicate alcohol was a factor in the fight and no arrests have been made at this point, Bush said. Between four and six people were involved in the various altercations, she said.
The incident is still under investigation.