Homicide suspect stabbed self 8 times

3:05 PM, Mar 10, 2011   |    comments
Jason Lee Keiper
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UPDATE 3:00PM (BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER) - Battle Creek police apprehended a suspect in a Barry County homicide about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of several departments were looking for Jason Keiper, 36, of Battle Creek and officers from both the city's Gang Suppression Unit and the Michigan State Police Fifth District Fugitive Team, approached the intersection of Cliff and Elm streets and saw Keiper walking.

Officers used an electronic stun gun to subdue him but not before he was able to stab himself in the neck eight times.

He was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER) - A suspect in a homicide in Barry County was arrested Wednesday night in Battle Creek.

Battle Creek police reported that the man was arrested near Cliff and Elm streets shortly after 10 p.m. after a search by area police departments, including Battle Creek and Emmett Township, for several hours.

Lt. Todd Madsen of the Battle Creek Police Department said just before 10:30 p.m. that the man stabbed himself in the neck before police took him into custody. He was being treated for his injuries.

Police in Barry County have said the man is a suspect in the death of an 81-year-old Barry Township man, who is related to the suspect and was found dead in a home on Cedar Creek Road earlier Wednesday.

Battle Creek Enquirer

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