Man shot, stabbed to death outside Central Tower apartments

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Investigators say a man was stabbed and shot several times in southwest Detroit Wednesday morning.

Neighbors gathered outside southwest Detroit's Central Tower apartment complex after waking to gunshots.

Detroit police arrived to Central Street just after 1:30 a.m. finding 38-year-old Harry Ramos was standing outside when someone stabbed him and shot him.

An autopsy reveals Ramos had at least three bullets in his back. Sources say he was found lying in between a curb and a Toyota Camry with a pocket knife underneath him.  Seven shell casings were recovered.

"You just have a sad feeling in your heart," said Claude Ross of Central Tower Maintenance. "Just keep going."

"(It sounded) like an automatic," said resident Johnnie Warmack "A cannon."

According to the police report one witness says she heard the gunshots and saw a man running from the building, alerting apartment security and police.

"Our detectives have been in the neighborhood working with the citizens," said Sgt. Michael Woody. "They have been feeding us a lot of information."

Friends of Ramos say they're not sure what he was doing outside and describe him as a pleasant neighbor.

"As far as I'm concerned, he was a decent guy," said Ross. "I liked him."

"He was a nice person," said Mike, a friend of Ramos. "A very nice person."

Police are trying to piece together who killed Harry Ramos and why.

"We are working diligently to bring this or these people to justice," Woody said.

Detroit police want anyone with information to come forward. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.