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Battle Creek police investigate stabbing death

Battle Creek Police 05092021
Posted at 12:35 PM, Mar 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-17 12:35:05-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Battle Creek police are investigating the death of 43-year-old Christopher Dykstra.

Officers responded about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Main Street, according to a news release.

Dykstra was found lying in a driveway and appeared to have a single stab wound to the chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A knife was found nearby.

Police interviewed an 18-year-old man who was near the scene and believed to be involved.

The preliminary investigation showed the man may have acted in self-defense, resulting in Dykstra’s death.

Police continue to investigate and are waiting for autopsy results.

The 18-year-old's identity hasn’t been released.