I guess we all knew it was only a matter of time. Shannon Murphy and RoNeisha Mullen of The Flint Journal report on the city's first murder of 2008:
Police were called to the scene about 7 a.m. and found Jonathon Joseph Stevens dead on the sidewalk next door to the home where he'd been living.
Police have not released the name of the accused shooter.
Flint police Sgt. Roderick LeGardye said Stevens and the older man got into an argument early this morning inside the home at 2518 Bagley St. During the fight, Stevens allegedly hit the elderly man with a large wooden stick.
The 72-year-old then pulled out a gun and shot the victim at least once in the stomach, LeGardye said.
Stevens tried to run away but collapsed on the sidewalk. The suspect was taken to Hurley Medical Center with head injuries.
"Right now, we're unsure what they were fighting about," LeGardye said.