PORT HURON, MI – The 19-year-old Mount Clemens man who died following a stabbing incident in what is believed to be a drug deal gone bad in Port Huron Township has been identified. He is identified as Jovonte Thurman.
An autopsy was performed Wednesday on the victim, 19-year-old Jovonte Thurman of Mt. Clemens. The St. Clair County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that the death is a homicide and the cause of death is a stab wound.
The incident began about 4:15 Wednesday morning, when deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office were called to the area of 25th Street and Dixon Street in Port Huron Township for a felonious assault. St. Clair County Central Dispatch said a victim had been stabbed several times.
That subject, a 21 year old man from Port Huron Township, was found lying on the ground at the corner. He was able to give deputies information on his assailants before being transported to a local hospital. It is unclear who stabbed who and what their relation to the incident was.
Officers from the Port Huron Police Department were able to locate and stop the suspect’s vehicle shortly after receiving the information. Upon making contact with the suspects, it was discovered that Thurman was dead in the vehicle. A 21-year-old Washington Township man also suffered lacerations and was taken to a local hospital.
Three people, a 19-year-old man from Roseville, a 18-year-old man from Burtchville Township and a 18-year-old woman from Warren were all transported to the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center for questioning.
The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau.
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