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Ferndale man charged after stabbing Detroit man several times, killing him

CBS News Detroit Digital Brief for Sept. 21, 2023
CBS News Detroit Digital Brief for Sept. 21, 2023 03:19
Christopher Allen Baldridge Detroit Police Department

(CBS DETROIT) - A 37-year-old man is charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Detroit man on Monday. 

Christopher Allen Baldridge, of Ferndale, is charged with first-degree murder. He was arraigned Thursday and was remanded to jail. 

At about 11:28 a.m. on Sept. 18, Detroit police were called to the area of W. Vernor Highway and Central Street for a reported shooting, according to a press release from the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, identified as 24-year-old Justin Karaba, on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds.

The victim was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries.

Prosecutors say the incident occurred after a physical altercation between Baldridge and Karaba. Officials Baldridge allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene.

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