Suspect identified in stabbing, 2 adults, 2 children injured

Police investigate a stabbing at a home on Lawnwood Avenue in Kettering

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) — A suspect is in custody after a stabbing at a Kettering house on Thursday morning.

Police say a man was arrested in connection with the stabbings of two children and an adult. Kettering police have identified the suspect as 46-year-old Michael Damico. He will be held on three counts of felonious assault.

The children are 8 and 11 years old. The adult is 72 years old.

The victims were taken to Kettering Medical Center where their conditions are unknown.

The suspect was also hurt and was taken to a different hospital. Police say the suspect is the son of the 72-year-old victim.

Police have not said what led to the stabbings.

Kettering Police Officer John Jung says the victim and the suspects are members of the same family.

Someone called 911 just before 4 a.m. on Thursday, saying someone had been stabbed in the 900 block of Lawnwood Avenue. Neighbors say a family lives at the house.

Listen to part of the 911 call here:

Multiple medics were requested to the scene.

Officer Jung said the crime scene inside the home was extensive, spanning several rooms.

We have a crew at the scene and we’ll provide updates as they become available.

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