Stabbing follows argument over ‘riding shotgun’ in car

EVERETT — An argument between two teenage boys over who was going to ride shotgun on a late night run to McDonald’s turned violent Monday when one teen pulled out a knife.

One boy was stabbed in the stomach and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Everett police officer Aaron Snell said. His injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening.

The suspect, 17, was released to his mother while police continue to investigate. The teen told officers that he was defending himself against an assault.

The case is expected to be sent to the prosecutor’s office to determine if any charges should be filed.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. in the 2500 block of 51st Street SW.

The teens started arguing over who was going to ride in the front passenger seat of their friend’s car, Snell said. The boys were headed to McDonald’s.

The boys have different stories about what happened next, Snell said.

The 17-year-old told police that the other teen repeatedly punched him in the head. He pulled out a knife and stabbed the boy in the stomach.

Paramedics took the injured boy to the Seattle hospital. An update of his condition wasn’t available Tuesday.

Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463; hefley@heraldnet.com.

More in Local News

Army nurse from Everett has vivid memories of ‘forgotten war’

Barbara Jean Nichols, 95, served near the front lines in Korea and Vietnam, and in Germany.

In county overdose crisis, nasal spray has saved 100 lives

About 900 local law enforcement officers have been trained to use naloxone to revive opioid users.

Edmonds to add bike lanes in two areas

Crews will begin the first phase of work Thursday and Friday, weather permitting.

Woman fatally shot at home near Everett

Another woman and three children, who were also in the home, were not injured.

Serial killer wannabe admits trying to kill man she met online

She told police she planned to rip out her victim’s heart and eat it — and would continue killing.

Woman injured after losing control of her pickup

A 50-year-old woman was injured Tuesday after her pickup lost… Continue reading

Boy stuck in child care instead of going to school

District says it can no longer provide transportation for the special-needs student.

Hurry! Target will take your old car seat, but not for long

The seats will be taken apart and the various materials recycled.

Sheriff’s Office receives national recognition

Sheriff accepts award “notable achievements in the field of highway safety” over the past year.

Most Read