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Saturday, 05 August 2017 09:14

Man Stabbed Across The Street From Police Department, Suspects Caught

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The Aberdeen Police Department says Saturday morning that on Friday morning just before 2 AM a transient was assaulted and stabbed by 2 other transients across the street from the Aberdeen Police Department Station. 

Detective Perkins with the Aberdeen Police Department says that on 08/04/17 at 0154 hours Aberdeen Corrections Staff observed suspicious activity from two subjects across the street from the Aberdeen Police Department.

The subjects confronted a transient sleeping in the area and began assaulting him.

The Corrections Officer notified Patrol Officers of the assault, to which they responded to the area.

The victim had fled into the alley as he was being chased by the two subjects just before officers arrived.

A subject quickly leaving the area that matched one of the descriptions provided by Corrections staff, was found to be one of the attackers in the incident and was positively identified and detained

The victim was located on N. H St. and the alley and was found to be having difficulty breathing and chest pain from the assault.

During an inspection of the victim's injuries, he was found to have a single stab wound to the chest and transported to Community Hospital. The man reported that he had been assaulted by the two because he had been sleeping in "their spot".

A perimeter was set up and the second suspect was subsequently located hiding under a nearby trailer and arrested without incident.

The investigation is still ongoing, with the two subjects were identified as 29-year-old Donovan Bristol of (Tenino) and 22-year-old Austin Hall of (Elma) are both believed to be transients, have been arrested and are being held at the Grays Harbor County Jail for Assault 1st degree. The 35-year-old male victim is listed in serious condition after being transferred to Harbor View Medical Center.



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