At 4:30 this morning, the man showed up at his mother’s apartment, near 18th and East Madison Street, and buzzed himself into the building.
When the victim opened the door, the suspect reportedly stepped forward and said “This is what you get!” and began stabbing his mother in the face with a knife. The victim screamed as she was attempting to fend off her son. The victim sustained three deep stab wounds to her face, a cut to her finger and a cut to her chest.
Bleeding badly from her wounds, the victim—who is in her 60’s—staggered backward and fell to the kitchen floor. The victim’s boyfriend was in another part of the apartment and heard the commotion. He ran into the kitchen where he saw the suspect standing over the victim. As the boyfriend came into the kitchen, the suspect turned and left the apartment. The boyfriend followed him out and saw him walk down a stairwell before he lost sight of him. The boyfriend then returned to the kitchen to assist the victim.
Seattle Police and Fire were called and responded to the scene. Medics treated the victim at the scene and then transported to Harborview Medical Center. Officers set up containment, conducted an extensive search for the suspect and brought in a K-9 team, but unfortunately did not locate the suspect.
According to other family members, the suspect is homeless, suffers from mental illness, and is abusing various substances, specifically crack cocaine.
The suspect is Kevin D. Ross. He is described as a black male, 34 years old, 6′ 2″ tall, 240 pounds. He was wearing all dark clothing and may be unshaven. He might have been wearing a skull cap. He has very distinctive tattoos: “Mr. Ross” on his neck, an eyeball on his Adam’s Apple, and a Grim Reaper on his forearm. He is homeless, but is known to frequent several of the parks in the Central District.
He was last seen with a knife in his hand, so he is considered very dangerous. If anyone sees the suspect, they are urged to call 911 immediately.