3 suspects arrested after fatal stabbing; victim identified - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

3 suspects arrested after fatal stabbing; victim identified

SPOKANE, Wash.- Police have arrested three suspects in connection with a fatal stabbing in north Spokane Tuesday night. The victim was stabbed at Augusta and Monroe following a fight and police say he died on the way to the hospital.  Police have identified the victim as 19 year-old Michael Andrew Lyng.

Police say two of the suspects are brothers, Christopher and Joseph Harper, the third is an acquaintance of the brothers, Robert Waters. All three were arrested Wednesday morning for second degree murder in connection with the stabbing.

Police say the incident started at 8:30 on Tuesday night after one of the brothers assaulted a woman at Spofford and Monroe, a house where police say one of the brothers lived.

Police say the woman called somebody named Mike and when he arrived to the house on Spofford, a fight broke out between Mike, Christopher and Joseph Harper, and Robert Waters.

Mike was able to get away from the house, but did suffer a minor injury to his elbow. Police say it was a non-life-threatening cut to his elbow. He left and went about ten blocks down the street to Augusta and Monroe where he met up with the Lyng, eventual stabbing victim.

The three stabbing suspects found Mike there, before 10 Tuesday night, and once again engaged Mike in a fight. Police say the Lyng stepped in to help Mike, and that's when he was stabbed in the upper torso. Police say Lyng died on the way to the hospital sometime around 11 p.m.

At 4:30 Wednesday morning, the brothers had still not been found and SWAT team members were called in to search the home on Spofford. After no one was found inside the home, it was cleared. SWAT team members report the home was very messy and showed signs of a fight.

Police were finally able to contact the brothers because an acquaintance provided them with the phone number of their father. Their father then gave police one of the brothers' phone numbers. Police called the brothers and they turned themselves in at the Police station, along with the third stabbing suspect Robert Waters.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 6-year-old Pullman boy dies after bike crash

    6-year-old Pullman boy dies after bike crash

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:58:29 GMT
    Police find suspicious devicePolice find suspicious device

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say a 6-year-old boy has passed away due to injuries suffered in a bicycle crash on Sunday.  Family says Denny Curran died a 6:30 a.m. Monday. He was hospitalized following a crash near Short Street and Parr Drive the day before. Pullman Police confirmed the boy passed away in a Facebook post.

    >>

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say a 6-year-old boy has passed away due to injuries suffered in a bicycle crash on Sunday.  Family says Denny Curran died a 6:30 a.m. Monday. He was hospitalized following a crash near Short Street and Parr Drive the day before. Pullman Police confirmed the boy passed away in a Facebook post.

    >>
  • Man who was hitting woman dies after witnesses intervene

    Man who was hitting woman dies after witnesses intervene

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:58:35 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man who was assaulting a woman in Yakima is dead after he was struck with a baton or baseball bat as witnesses intervened.    Authorities say the fight happened late Sunday night outside the Connections Transitional Apartments. Officers arrived to find a 57-year-old man who lived at the complex sitting outside with a head injury. He died at a hospital.

    >>

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man who was assaulting a woman in Yakima is dead after he was struck with a baton or baseball bat as witnesses intervened.    Authorities say the fight happened late Sunday night outside the Connections Transitional Apartments. Officers arrived to find a 57-year-old man who lived at the complex sitting outside with a head injury. He died at a hospital.

    >>
  • Spokane Valley massage parlor under investigation for sex trafficking

    Spokane Valley massage parlor under investigation for sex trafficking

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:43:51 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a Spokane Valley massage parlor for sex trafficking and prostitution. According to court documents, several men contacted authorities about the parlor, Space Oil Massage, and told them that the women who worked there asked them in private to call 911 because they were being forced to perform sex acts against their will.

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a Spokane Valley massage parlor for sex trafficking and prostitution. According to court documents, several men contacted authorities about the parlor, Space Oil Massage, and told them that the women who worked there asked them in private to call 911 because they were being forced to perform sex acts against their will.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/