News

Kent Police investigating fatal knife assault

Kent Police are investigating an early Friday evening stabbing. The assault, which left a 42-year-old Kent man dead, is thought to have occurred inside a vehicle while the victim and his assailant were driving through the Kent area.

Officers and paramedics were summoned to the parking lot of the Kent Medical Center, at 222 North State St, at 6:49 tonight. A staff member from the facility called police after a teenage boy came in to report that a family member was outside the building, in a vehicle, with a stab wound.

Kent Police were on the scene within two minutes and discovered the victim in the parking lot. Medical treatment was administered. However, the victim was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested a 45-year-old Kent woman for the death. She was also at the scene when officers arrived.

While details of the incident are still being developed, it has been confirmed that the stabbing occurred inside the car as the pair drove about the area. Detectives are working to clarify the circumstances that led to the stabbing, as well as a motive for the fatal assault.

"This is a very unusual situation," said Kent Assistant Police Chief Pat Lowery. "Our detectives will be interviewing both the woman and the teenager to determine what led to the assault, as well as processing evidence from inside the car."

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.