Authorities in Michigan say a man beat his aunt to death with a dumbbell as the two engaged in a heated altercation earlier this week.
According to the New York Post, the 20-year-old male suspect was apprehended following a short police search Monday afternoon.
The man allegedly jumped out of the second story window at the residence in which the victim reportedly died.
He allegedly fled on foot to a home nearby, which is also reportedly owned by members of the same family.
Authorities found the Troy woman’s body on the floor of her basement on the same day.
The suspect was located and apprehended at about 4 p.m. on Monday. Troy Police Capt. Bob Redmond told reporters the incident marked the city’s first homicide since 2016.
“It’s rare for us to have here,” he said.
A suspected motive was not included in initial police reports. The suspect and victim lived together at the residence where the incident took place, according to the Oakland Press.
“It was a kind of out-of-the-blue occurrence between him and his aunt,” said Redmond.
He added that there was “nothing to indicate that this was going to happen.”
The suspect is expected to appear in court on Wednesday. He remained behind bars as of the latest police reports.
Specific details about the suspected murder weapon — including its owner and weight — were not immediately available.
“It’s a big story in Troy because we don’t usually have them and this one is a family-related killing,” Redmond concluded.
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