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

District takes steps to secure school campuses

Safety measures have been enhanced at Hawthorne and Silver Firs elementary schools in Everett.

Local police join thousands honoring slain Canadian officer

Abbotsford Const. John Davidson was killed Nov. 6 in a shootout with a suspected car thief.

Hard work is paying off for Mariner High senior

Mey Ly has excelled in school since moving here from Cambodia; she also serves as an intrepreter.

1 arrested after SWAT team moves in on Marysville house

The incident was connected to an earlier robbery.

Darrington School Board race might come down to a coin flip

With a one-vote difference, a single ballot in Skagit County remains to be counted.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

No easy exit from Smokey Point shopping complex

There’s just no easy exit on this one. A reader called in… Continue reading

County Council upholds ban on safe injection sites

At Monday’s public hearing, more than 15 people spoke in support of the ban. No one spoke against it.

Lynnwood, Marysville, Sultan consider ban on safe injection sites

If approved, they would join Lake Stevens and Snohomish County, which have temporary bans.

Most Read