UPDATE: Two People Stabbed In Attempted Robbery - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Two People Stabbed In Attempted Robbery

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say an older man was attacked during an attempted robbery at Wabash and Regal Thursday afternoon.
 
The victim was walking home from Subway on Market.  He was in the area of Wabash and Regal saw group of younger males approaching him and he thought they looked like trouble so he crossed the street to avoid them.  They crossed the street and approached him.  They said, "You got money for us."  He said he did not have any money.  They said, "No, You've got money for us!"  They then attacked him.  While he was down on the ground and being badly beat, he was able to access a knife to defend himself.  He wounded two of them and they ran off.
 
There were several witnesses.  One witness observed four to five males kicking and hitting the male on the ground several times.  The witness stated, "One guy was holding the guy by his hair and one other guy was hitting him under the chin. I thought they were going to kill him!"  Suspects were wearing brand new red hats and all black clothing.

4 Suspects:

Devron Parrish 23 yr old—Stabbed in abdomen requiring surgery still in area hospital

Patrick McKenzie 25 yr old—Cut on leg received stitches and booked into Spokane Jail

J.E. 16 yr old—Booked into Juvenile Detention

Additional 16 yr old suspect still outstanding but known while the investigation continues.

Victim 50 yr old—Received Possible Facial Fractures and had laceration to left hand.
 
The case will be forwarded to the Gang Enforcement Team for follow-up.

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Authorities are telling KHQ that two people were stabbed near Market and Wabash Thursday night after a four on one attack. Police say according to witnesses a man in his 50's was being beaten by a group of four, 3 adults and one juvenile, when he pulled out a knife and stabbed two people, one in the abdomen and one in the leg.

The two stabbing victims and the man who was beaten were taken to a hospital. The abdomen wound is considered to be life-threatening.

 

 

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