Suspect being sought in double stabbing

On 5/27/09 at approximately 2:38 a.m. a witness at a condo complex in the 1800 block of Eastlake Avenue called 911 and reported that a “male was outside pounding on the exterior door, with blood coming out of his chest.” Officers arrived within a few minutes and located the victim with a stab wound to his upper chest. The male was conscious and alert and informed the officers that an unknown male stabbed him. He claimed that he was stabbed for no reason.  Officers located a fixed blade knife approximately 50 feet from the victim. Officers located a blood trail that led from the victim’s location to Yale and Denny Way (approximately two blocks away). The area was roped off and secured.

Seattle Fire medics responded and rushed the victim to Harborview Medical Center for emergency care.

At 3:24 a.m. officers located a second victim, also an adult male, with a stab wound to his chest in the 1800 block of Minor Avenue. It was determined that both of these stabbings were connected. Once more, Seattle Fire medics responded and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center. This crime scene was also secured.

An employee from nearby business flagged down the officers at the scene and advised that he observed a fight between four individuals at about 2:30 a.m. The fight occurred near Yale Avenue and Stewart Street.

Both victims sustained life threatening injuries.  The case will be forwarded to Homicide detectives for follow up investigation.