DETROIT (WXYZ) - Family, friends and coworkers are mourning the loss of Keith Readus who died after being stabbed at Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly Plant Thursday morning.
Readus was stabbed and killed after an altercation with another employee at the plant.
“I can’t believe this happened to him. He didn’t deserve to die this way,” said Readus’ youngest sister Tiffany Readus Lewis.
He had four family members who all work at the same plant. They notified other family members about his death.
Family members say he was a great family man and the father of four children.
Readus was a UAW Local 7 Shop Steward and even had his photo take with President Obama when he was in town visiting the plant.
He was divorced, but his ex-wife says they were still in a common-law marriage, meaning they were still together. The pair was married for seven years.
Family members say they don't believe that the stabbing was the result of a "love triangle" situation.
“I do not believe that. My brother was a steward at the plant and he had to have interaction with several employees,” said Readus’ sister Jackie Davis Alexander. “I think that had something to do with it.”
The suspect in the case was found dead in his vehicle from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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