A 19-year-old man is behind bars, accused of stabbing a Bothell man after they apparently argued over the victim’s jacket outside a Mill Creek condominum complex.
The man turned himself in at the Mill Creek Police Department about noon Dec. 15 after learning that police were looking for him, Mill Creek detective Sean Conner said. He is under investigation for first-degree assault.
The Bothell man, 26, is recovering from his injuries. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the stabbing, with wounds to his chest and back. He was taken there by ambulance because there was too much fog to safely take him by helicopter.
The stabbing happened about 6 a.m. Dec. 14 outside the Country Club Condominiums in the 15000 block of Country Club Drive. The men arrived there together to visit someone and were leaving when they began arguing.
The argument may have stemmed from ownership of the victim’s jacket, Conner said.
Police are still waiting for the victim to recover to interview him, Conner said.
A witness who called 911 to report the stabbing heard the two men arguing in the parking lot, Mill Creek police spokeswoman Becky Erk said. The suspect ran away.
Less than three weeks ago, an early-morning fire at the same condominiums destroyed a carport and six cars beneath it. Before the fire that morning, police had responded to a domestic dispute at the condominiums.
However, detectives don’t see any connection between the fire and the Dec. 14 stabbing, Erk said.