85-year-old dead after stabbing at Meijer in Adrian, where CPL holder intervened

An 85-year-old man has died after being stabbed multiple times at a Meijer Wednesday in Adrian, Mich. 

Adrian police say the stabbing happened around 12:30 p.m. at the Meijer in Adrian, which is about 75 miles southwest of Detroit. 

Adrian Police Chief Vincent Emrick said a woman armed with a handgun ordered the suspect, a 29-year-old Adrian man, to the floor and held him until officers arrived. When police got to the store the suspect was arrested. 

Police say the 85-year-old man had been stabbed multiple times in the head and heck and was pronounced dead at the scene. A knife believed used in the stabbing was found on a store shelf.

Police haven't given the victim's name but say he was from Lenawee County. 

The victim and suspect entered the store separately, Emrick said. The victim’s name was not immediately released. The chief did not discuss a motive and the investigation is continuing.

“At this time, we’re reviewing video footage from the store surveillance cameras as well as cellphone camera footage from witnesses at the scene,” he said.

A commotion from the rear of the store drew the attention of some shoppers who had not witnessed the attack.

“We were getting in line and we heard people start screaming in the back of the store,” said Becky Perez, who was with her husband, Rudy. “Then, I see some employees start running and then I see people running from the back. They were screaming and running out the front door.”

A “code 50” was announced over the store’s PA system and employees could be seen running in the direction of the commotion, she added.

“The scary part is we were just back there in that department because Rudy was looking for ... headlights or something in automotive and then I went to the bathroom back there,” Becky Perez said.

A spokesman for Meijer was not immediately available for comment, according to the newspaper.

The Associated Press contributed to this report