Victim Stabbed by Howell Man Prior to Freeway Suicide Dies

July 17, 2014

Victim Stabbed by Howell Man Prior to Freeway Suicide Dies

7/17/14 - The victim who was stabbed at an auto shop by a Howell man that later claimed his own life on a local freeway has passed away from injuries. 36-year-old Shaun Martin Psimer of Ypsilanti Township passed away late this morning due to medical complications after being stabbed in the throat and back multiple times at Mike’s Welding and Fabrication Monday afternoon. 46-year-old Robert David Richmond of Howell is believed to have fled from the auto shop after the stabbing but was spotted on northbound US-23 near Eight Mile Road by a Northfield Township police officer after a be-on-the-lookout advisory was issued. The officer attempted to stop Richmond, who had pulled over on the side of the freeway before he shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun. The suicide investigation is being handled by Green Oak Township Police as it happened in that jurisdiction while the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the stabbing. Investigators are still looking into a motive and what led to the stabbing, as well as the how the two men knew each other. The owner of the auto shop has said Richmond specifically asked where the victim was, located him in the bathroom and began stabbing him. Anyone with information is asked to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711. (JM)

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