West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Friday night stabbing victim now described as ‘suspect’

As promised, we’ve pursued further information on the Friday night incident in the 8100 block of 16th SW, initially described as a stabbing that sent a man to the hospital. We’ve obtained the Seattle Police investigation report. Here’s what it says:

The original call, around 10:30 pm Friday, was about a burglary; the person who called 911 reported that people were inside his house and in a car in front of his house. As dispatchers tried to get more information from the caller as officers headed that way, they then heard a “disturbance” in the background, with the caller “arguing with someone else,” and then at some point “someone yelling for assistance, asking for someone to come save them, someone yelling ‘he’s stabbing me’ and then someone saying ‘get off of me, I’m dying’.”

When police arrived, according to the report narrative, the officer saw a man “on the ground, bleeding from the back. (Another man) was yelling that someone was still in the house and that they were armed with a hammer knife. (The second man) said (the man on the ground) had come at him with a knife while in his home. During their struggle, (the man on the ground) had fallen on a knife that was on the floor.” Officers searched the house for the possible second stuff; but, according to the narrative, “The house was full of pepper spray and made it difficult to breathe. No other suspect was found in the house. During the search, a knife was found in the house near the back door …” At that point, police got a call from a block away, 8100 block of 15th SW, saying a “female was at (a) front door, said she was maced.” She turned out to be the girlfriend of the person with the knife wound at the other house, which she told police the two of them had gone to “to get a wash(ing) machine”; once there, she told officers, “she was standing at the back door of the house when someone punched her in the face and pepper-sprayed her,” after which she ran to the other house for help. She was taken to the hospital.

The officer who wrote the narrative “returned to (the 16th SW house) and attempted to figure out what happened.” The original caller said, the narrative continues, he “had called 911 to report three people in his house. He had gone inside to confront them armed with pepper spray. One of the suspects was armed with a hammer and another with a knife. (He) sprayed all three suspects and ended up wrestling with the suspect that had the knife. Somehow the suspect ended up with a deep knife wound in his back that resulted in a punctured lung. (The man who made the call) did not know how the injury occurred. The injured suspect would not talk with officers.” The report says that suspect “will be guarded [at the hospital] until he is fit to be booked into (jail).”

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Friday night stabbing victim now described as 'suspect'"

  • unknown November 16, 2015 (1:16 pm)

    OMGoodness this story has given me a headache! Not the writing of it but the whole narrative of it. GGEZ to be a Police Officer and have to go thru this day after day!

  • Kimbee November 16, 2015 (2:47 pm)

    thanks WSB for fishing out the straight (and crazy) story.

  • westseattledood November 16, 2015 (3:35 pm)

    Exactly my sentiments Unknown.

    Thanks SW Precinct!

  • WS neighbor November 16, 2015 (3:47 pm)

    Thanks for the additional information. The whole story is confusing to follow but we appreciate what you have been able to track down. Hopefully there will be no repeats of this type of activity in the area.

  • saltycracker November 16, 2015 (3:52 pm)

    The moral of the story: defend yourself and let the cops and paramedics sort it out when they eventually get there.

  • Nervous neighbors November 16, 2015 (5:47 pm)

    Thank you! Have you found out why the police were back the next day with double the cars?

  • Westwoodmom November 16, 2015 (6:28 pm)

    Hammer knife? Like the thing you can buy for your car to cut the seat belt/break window in an accident? One was stolen from my husband’s car just this weekend,

  • Highland Park nabe November 16, 2015 (7:13 pm)

    Hmmm, this story sounds somewhat similar to Sat., Nov. 7, 9:15 AM, disturbance at 14th Ave. SW & SW Kenyon, where man and woman were arguing, and the man was pepper-sprayed.
    By the time police and fire dept./EMTs got here, he was soaking his face with neighbor’s garden hose, woman long gone.
    Nobody was taken into custody then, but I wonder if it is the same guy?

  • FriendlyLady November 17, 2015 (11:12 am)

    Don’t always believe everything you read!

  • pickett December 6, 2015 (5:37 am)

    The hole stories sounds funny how dose one fall on a knife on the grown an get stabed in the back or tussle w some one defending Ur self an just be in a!aaaaaahhh on how the man got stabed ? Only saying

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