Canton Police are investigating the stabbing death of a suspect they say was responsible for two burglaries on Clarendon Avenue, NW last night.
They say officers were sent to the two homes and when they got to one of them and went inside they found the suspect laying on the kitchen floor. Police report the suspect apparently was stabbed by the resident after going in the back door of the home. The suspect – 44-year old Michael Harper of Alliance – was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. One of the witnesses says he did not have on a shirt and had patches on his chest. She also says he was going to stab her husband after coming in through the kitchen.
Canton Detectives discovered the same suspect prior to entering that home had also entered a second house nearby through a rear door and confronted a resident in an up-stair bedroom before leaving. Detectives will present the case to the Stark County Prosecutor’s Office as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information in regards to this crime is asked to contact the Canton Police Detective Bureau