Mt. Clemens Fatal Stabbing Victims Funeral Services Announced

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ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI – The funeral services for the victim of the fatal stabbing that took place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Mt. Clemens have been announced.Alexander William Burkart

Around 8:20pm Saturday evening Alexander William Burkart, 22-years-old, from Mt. Clemens, crashed his truck into a pole behind a business at 178 northbound Gratiot Avenue near Park after he was stabbed to death during an altercation.

Deandre Lee Arnold, 18-years-old, was arrested early Sunday morning after homicide investigators recognized him from video surveillance near the murder scene.

Arnold’s alleged accomplice, Jayvon Tarice Cates, 18-years-old, is still on the run and is being sought after by authorities.  Police have said that they are very familiar with both suspects. The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for his arrest.

If you have information concerning this incident, please call the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office at (586)-469-5151, (586)-307-9412, 911 or contact Crime Stoppers.

To submit an ANONYMOUS tip: Call: 1-800-SPEAKUP (1-800-773-2587)
Text: CSM and your tip to CRIMES (274637)

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Alexander William Burkart, age 22, passed away February 21, 2015.

Beloved son of Michelle Burkart (Michael Okros) and Bill and Nancy Burkart. Cherished brother and friend to Katelyn. Loving grandson of Fred and Delphine Boyne and Marylal Karbowski. Alex is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was a loving, hardworking man who touched many people’s lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation Thursday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Kaul Funeral Home, St. Clair Shores. Funeral instate Friday 9:30 a.m. with a mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores.

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