Two stabbings in South Precinct, connection unknown

On October 17th at approximately 3:30 AM, a male, who had been stabbed at an unknown location, drove himself to the Veterans Affairs Hospital Emergency Room. The victim told Federal officers that he was stabbed by an unknown black male near South Othello Street. He told the Federal officers that he had dropped off a woman at her apartment, and a male at the apartment stabbed him. When officers got to the hospital, the victim’s medical condition worsened, and he was unable to talk with officers.

Based on the inital information received from the victim, officers responded to an apartment complex in the 6900 Block of 37thAvenue South. The building and surrounding area was checked, and security was unaware of any disturbance. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for surgery. Officers completed a report.

At approximately 7:11 AM, officers responded to an assault call at the same apartment complex in the 6900 Block of 37th Avenue South. The female victim stated she came home from work, and found her roommate’s male friend and an unknown female in her bed. She told the male to get out of her room. The suspect yelled at her and stabbed her approximately three times in the back. The suspect ran out of the apartment. Officers arrived and contacted Seattle Fire for a medical response. The female victim was transported to Harborview for non-life-threatening wounds. Officers searched the immediate area for the suspect but did not locate him.
It is unknown at this time if this call and the previous call are related. The stabbings appear to have occurred at the same apartment complex but it is unknown f they occurred in the same apartment. The physical description of the suspect does appear to be similar. The suspect has been described as a black male, 45-50 years old, approximately 5′7″, 185 pounds, wearing a white shirt and black pants. The incidents appear to have occurred approximately three hours apart. Officers are still conducting their investigation.