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Man Killed Near Goodwill Inn

By Beth Milligan | June 18, 2021

A 53-year-old Traverse City man was killed after being stabbed during an altercation on property near the Goodwill Inn shelter Thursday.

According to the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office, deputies and emergency medical responders were dispatched to the Keystone Road site shortly before 6pm Thursday. Thomas Dawayne Johnson of Traverse City had been stabbed on the property by another 65-year-old Traverse City man after an altercation. Johnson was taken to Munson Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

The suspect in the case was arrested and taken to Grand Traverse County Jail for open murder. His name has not yet been released pending his arraignment. No further details on the case were released by the Sheriff's Office.

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