North Spokane Stabbing; One Suspect in Custody
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Early this morning, at approximately 4:15am, Spokane Police Officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 3600 block of West Longfellow. Officers arrived on scene to find the victim, a 24 year old male, with multiple non-life threatening stab wounds to his torso and hands.
Officers learned that the victim and 18 year old Shawn R. Smith are acquaintances. They had been consuming alcohol and discussing religion when an argument ensued. The argument escalated to a physical fight and then to a stabbing. Smith had fled the location prior to police arriving, but was later located at a house in the 6100 block of North "A" St. Smith was taken into custody and booked into Spokane County Jail for 1st Degree Assault. No one else was injured during the altercation.
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