Domestic Violence Assault/Stabbing

On July 31st at 8:37 p.m. the female victim was sitting inside a bar when the male suspect (known to her from a previous dating relationship) approached her. The suspect began harassing and threatening her. The victim changed seats in an effort to stay away from the suspect, but he continued harassing her. At one point, the victim armed herself with a legal knife and held it by her side. The suspect continued to harass the victim and then attempted to punch her. The victim raised her knife hand to block the punch and defend herself and subsequently struck the suspect in the neck with the knife. The suspect then chased the victim outside; she ran into a nearby establishment where the employees closed and locked the door. The suspect banged on the door until it started coming apart.

When officers arrived on scene the suspect tried to leave but was detained. He was treated at the scene for his injuries by SFD medics. An ambulance transported the suspect to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, where officers kept him under guard.

At the hospital, officers discovered the suspect was in possession of crack cocaine. Upon his release the suspect will be booked into the King County Jail for felony possession of narcotics. Additional charges may also be pending.