Man stabbed, in critical condition; suspect in custody

7600 block of 203rd Street SW
Jan 30, 2019

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.


Comments (2)
Posted by: mark waldin | Feb 01, 2019 08:57

Domestic violence is a sad reality.  Glad they didn't have guns or one or both would be dead right now.

Posted by: mark waldin | Feb 01, 2019 09:01

One more thought. Many people are afraid of homeless people but just as this example shows, most violence is between people that know each other.  I read the article because I was afraid the victim might have been homeless because of violence against individuals that are not related is often against homeless people.  I know a bit about this as I (volunteer) run a homeless shelter (

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