EDMONDS – A man with no fixed address was jailed for allegedly stabbing a friend in the throat and then shooting him in the leg early Sunday.
The suspect, 23, was being held at the Snohomish County Jail on Tuesday for investigation of attempted first-degree murder.
The incident occurred just after midnight Sunday in the 16100 block of 75th Place W., Edmonds police Sgt. Don Anderson said.
Police responded to the sounds of gunshots and screams. They found a Redmond man, 53, bleeding from the throat and leg, according to court papers.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the papers said. He later told police he was a passenger in his own car, had fallen asleep and woke up when his friend of many years stabbed him, the papers said.
The wounded man tried to flee but his friend got out of the car and fired five or six shots, hitting him in the leg, according to the documents.
The wounded man told police he believed the only motive for the attack might be that his friend wanted his car, a red 1990 Cadillac Seville, the papers said.
Edmonds police shared information about the car with neighboring law enforcement agencies.
Seattle police later Sunday arrested the suspect while he was vacuuming and shampooing the Cadillac at a car wash.
The man denied responsibility for the attack, the papers said.
The wounded man was recovering in stable condition, Anderson said.
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