Altercation leads to deadly roommate stabbing in Alma

A 23-year-old Alma man is in police custody Sunday after officials say he stabbed his 18-year-old roommate early Sunday morning.

Police responded to a stabbing at 208 East Downie street in Alma around 2:30a.m.

They discovered 18-year-old Devin Hendrix stabbed in the chest.

He was transported to the Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Gratiot where he was pronounced dead.

Police took Hendrix's 23-year-old roommate into custody.

He is being held at the Gratiot County Jail on open murder charges.

Police said the stabbing happened during an altercation between the roommates.

The Alma Police Department was assisted by the Gratiot County Sheriff Department, Michigan State Police, the St. Louis Police Department and the MSP Crime Lab from Lansing.