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Man Stabs Victim, then Self in Gatewood Assault

The male victim, age 40,  is at Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries while the suspect, 39, is also at Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Tuesday, August 8th at 10:00 pm, Southwest Precinct officers responded to a call of a fight and  stabbing near California Avenue SW and SW Orchard Street.  Officers arrived and located both the victim and suspect.  The victim had extensive injuries to his chest, head and upper arms.  Seattle Fire medics arrived and treated the victim at the scene and then transported him to the hospital.  The suspect also had stab wounds to his thighs, which he stated occurred during the course of the attack.

It is unknown what led up to the confrontation, but witnesses interviewed at the scene confirmed that the suspect attacked the victim and that the victim was not armed.  It is unknown what the relationship is between the two men, if any.    Officers recovered a knife at the scene and submitted it into evidence.

The suspect was also treated at the scene and transported to the hospital, where he remains under police custody.  Once the suspect has been cleared medically he will be booked into the King County Jail.  Detectives will conduct the follow up investigation.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.