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Man stabbed to death in Muskegon apartment lobby identified

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Apr 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-04 15:55:10-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Police in Muskegon are investigating a stabbing death in the lobby of an apartment complex. 

According to the Muskegon Police Department, at 3:32 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of an incident in the lobby area of Hartford Terrace Apartments. 

When officers arrived, they found a 54-year-old Edward Gray from Muskegon with an apparent stab wound. He later died at the hospital from his injuries. 

Investigators say a 57-year-old from Muskegon was taken into custody without incident. He is being held at the Muskegon County Jail on an open murder charge. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect knew each other. According to police, it was not a random act of violence. 

A woman FOX 17 spoke to said both men lived at Hartford Terrace. She called Gray a sweetheart. 

“He [the victim] called me yesterday morning and talked to me, told me to come downstairs, but I was in bed,” said Phyllis Howard. “I told him I’d be there, but I never got down there and I’m kind of glad I didn’t. I wouldn’t have wanted to see that.” 

Howard said the victim grew up with her children. 

“He [the victim] called me auntie. We had a nice time together,” said Howard. “I just couldn’t imagine what happened. I didn’t understand it because he’s not that type of person.” 

Anybody with any information about the incident is being asked to call the Muskegon Police Department at (231) 724-6750 or Silent Observer at (231) 722-7463.