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Man stabbed, in critical condition; suspect in custody


Last updated 1/30/2019 at Noon

A confusing call to 911 turned out to be much more than it appeared for responding Edmonds police officers.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, a call came into 911 requesting an aid car, but not much else, said Sgt. Shane Hawley. The address of the call was a home in the 7600 block of 203rd Street SW. The caller would not answer questions over the phone, Hawley said.

When patrol units arrived, they found the caller, a 49-year-old man, in the driveway. He was heavily intoxicated, and walked into the backyard. Officers followed him and discovered the victim, a 45-year-old man on the back patio.

He had a stab wound to the chest and was bleeding profusely. The officers who found him performed trauma care for his wound, and an aid unit took him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The investigation revealed that both men were brothers and lived at the residence. Detectives spent several hours at the location collecting evidence, including the recovery of the knife believed to have been used in the assault.

After further investigation, officers determined that the victim had been stabbed by his brother at the residence. The two brothers had not been getting along recently, Hawley said, but the exact reason for the assault was not clear.

The suspect was booked for first-degree assault at the Snohomish County Jail.

The victim remains at Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.


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