Woman dies after stabbing in Kenosha
A woman was stabbed to death today in Kenosha.
According to scanner transmissions: The Kenosha Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment in the 6300 block of 26th Ave. at about 11:29 a.m. for a victim of an apparent stabbing. Dispatch said someone inside the apartment was yelling that he had stabbed someone and that he surrendered. Police officers also responded to the scene and could hear a man yelling but he would not come to the door. Police forced their way into the apartment. They requested that rescue, which was staging a ways away, respond to the scene immediately. The suspect was taken into custody by 11:37 a.m. The medical examiner was called to the scene a little before noon.
UPDATE 5:59 a.m., May 22, 2012 — The police department has released the following statement:
On May 21, 2012 at 11:27am, Kenosha Police Department officers and Kenosha Fire Department rescue personnel responded to the lower east unit at 6315 – 26th Avenue in regards to a stabbing. A neighbor had reported hearing screaming coming from the residence. When the neighbor knocked at the lower east unit’s door, the 37-year-old male suspect yelled out that he stabbed a female. Officers forced entry into the residence and located the suspect, who was taken into custody. The 52-year-old female victim was located inside with apparent stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim lived at the residence. The investigation continues into determining the relationship between the suspect and the victim; however, it appears they were acquainted with each other. Detectives are interviewing the suspect, who will be facing charges in connection with the stabbing. The victim’s name is not being released at this time pending notification of family members. No other information will be released until after 9:00am on May 22, 2012.