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Man stabbed in Belltown, officers track down possible suspect

On May 16th, at approximately 1:30 AM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 2100 Block of 4th Avenue to investigate an assault that had just occurred on the sidewalk.  Witness reports indicated that the victim had been knocked to the ground and that the suspect had “stomped” on his head several times before leaving. 

Officers arrived in the area and located the victim.  They discovered that he had also been stabbed in the chest.    Officers were able to get an excellent description of the suspect, including his street name.  Officers began an area search for the suspect while Seattle Fire Department Medics were treating the victim. The 35 year old victim was then transported via Medics to Harborview Medical Center.

At approximately 2:11 AM,  45 minutes after the initial call, officers contacted a possible suspect at 3rd Avenue and Vine Street.  He matched the physical description provided by the witness, right down to the description of his shoes.  Unfortunately, the witness did not remain in the area to make a positive identification, and the victim was at the hospital.  A records check of the suspect indicated he had an outstanding traffic warrant from Renton, so the suspect was arrested on his warrant.  At the precinct, some possible blood evidence was located on the suspect’s clothing.  The suspect’s clothing and shoes were placed into evidence, and the 34 year old suspect was turned over to Renton Police for their warrant.  Detectives will now handle the follow up investigation.