911 call: ‘Your grandson cut your neck?’


WAYLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was bleeding from the neck when she called 911 to report her 15-year-old grandson had attacked her with a knife, dispatch recordings show.

Joshua Keyzer, 15, was charged last week as an adult in Allegan County in the murder of his cousin Kassandra Keyzer and stabbing of his grandmother Sharon Keyzer.

Josh Keyzer, 15, arraigned via video in Allegan County. (June 26, 2014)
(Josh Keyzer, 15, arraigned via video in Allegan County. June 26, 2014)

On June 25, police rushed to a home in the 3000 block of 10th Street, south of Wayland, after Sharon Keyzer called 911.

Keyzer told a dispatcher she had a knife wound to the neck, 911 recordings show:

Dispatcher: “Your grandson cut your neck with a knife?”
Sharon Keyzer: “Yes.”
Dispatcher: “Is he still there?”
Keyzer: “Yes.”
Dispatcher: “Is it spurting blood out?”
Keyzer: “Yes. Humongously.”
Dispatcher: “Where did he cut it at?”
Keyzer: “Right in front.”

As emergency responders were sent to the home, the dispatcher asked Keyzer for more information.

Dispatcher: “We have them on the way. My partners are getting help. We just need to get some more information from you. Don’t hang up with me, OK? What did he cut you with?”
Keyzer: “A knife.”
Dispatcher: “Does he still have it?”
Keyzer: “Yes.”
Dispatcher: “Is it like a kitchen knife?”
Keyzer: “No.”
Dispatcher: “What kind of knife?… Sharon? What kind of knife?
Keyzer:  “It’s a hunting knife.”
Dispatcher: “A hunting knife. Is he still threatening you with it?”
Keyzer: “No.”

When police arrived, they found Josh Keyzer on the roof of the home. He was covered in blood and holding a knife. He fell from the roof and then took off on foot. Police gave chase, then used a Taser and arrested the 15-year-old.

Josh Keyzer allegedly admitted to killing his cousin and hurting his grandmother.

Inside the home, police found Sharon Keyzer in a bedroom, holding a blood-soaked towel around her neck. The body of 21-year-old Kassandra Keyzer was found in the basement.

Kassandra Keyzer’s son, a toddler, was in the house at the time of the incident, but wasn’t hurt. Police say he was asleep at the time.

Sharon Keyzer was rushed to the hospital, underwent surgery and is expected to be OK.

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