DETROIT (WXYZ) - LaVelle Dumas, 20, has been charged with the fatal stabbing of a 40-year-old security guard, according the Detroit Police Department.
Police say Dumas fatally stabbed Lou Ferrin outside of the Pandemonium nightclub on Congress in Detroit on September 23 as Ferrin was escorting him out of the club.
Dumas is expected to be arraigned on Friday at 1 p.m.
"Thank God for justice," said Patti Dooley, Lou's aunt.
Ferrin's family members say they are very appreciative of police who they say worked quickly and non-stop on the case.
Ferrin was set to be married and had a new grandchild on the way. He leaves behind three children.
Ferrin's fiance Jocelyn Welsh says while the arrest brings her some closure, her heart remains broken.
All the family members say they plan to go to court if the suspect goes to trial. The charge is First Degree Murder and that means if there is a conviction, the penalty is life behind bars with no chance for parole.
Visitation for Ferrin will be held on Friday, September 28 from 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Hopcroft Funeral Home in Madison Heights. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at Grace Christian Church in Sterling Heights.
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