HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - Investigators in Huron Township haven't had a crime like this on their hands in a long time.
They spent hours Monday searching the yards and streets in the Huron Estates Mobile Home Park collecting evidence and building a case against the suspect who police say stabbed Robert Briscoe to death.
Better known as Bobby to his family and friends, at just 49-years-old Briscoe had so much more life yet to live.
"This is our first homicide in Huron Township since 2009. We are a small rural community; we don't have a lot of problems like this. It's an isolated incident that didn't have to happen," says Everette Robbins, Huron Township's Director of Public Safety.
"It's a quiet neighborhood. We moved here and I love it here didn't have any problems i was just shocked," says neighbor Paula Catchpole.
Police are still working to figure out exactly what sparked the argument in the 22000 block of Inkster Road, which is between West and King roads. Investigators tell us this was actually the second time Sunday night that the group of teens showed up here.
They split, though, after police say an 18-year-old allegedly stabbed Briscoe when the longtime appliance technician tried to break up the fight involving one of his sons.
Father killed while defending son in Huron Twp
"He was obviously concerned for his kids. He was protecting his kids something really needless made a lot of people loose a father a grandfather and husband it just didn't have to happen," Robbins says.
Right away, investigators had a good idea who they were looking for because of witness accounts. They notified various police agencies in the area and, with their help, were able to pull the 18-year-old over near his home in Taylor.
He remains in custody, accused of taking the life of a father of five, a grandfather of three - a man who was loved by so many.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Briscoe. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.