Thursday, February 12, 2009
Crap! ANOTHER stabbing!
☛ TS One injured, another at large after stabbing
Authorities are searching for a man suspected of stabbing another man in the groin at a house in Eureka Thursday morning.
According to Eureka Police Sgt. Steven Watson, at around 9:30 a.m., police dispatchers received a call from a neighbor who reportedly witnessed someone running out of a home on the 2500 block of A Street, covered with blood.
Police responded to the scene to find about five people at the residence. Their names -- as well as the victims' -- have not been released by the EPD...
...The victim was taken into surgery after being stabbed in the groin with a kitchen knife, which was discovered by investigators at the scene, Watson said. According to O'Neill, who saw the victim, there appeared to be only a single stab wound, but a blood trail was visible leading from inside the home onto the sidewalk.
According to Watson the house where the alleged stabbing took place is a “problem house” in the neighborhood, and authorities receive frequent complaints about the residence.
”We receive a lot of complaints about large parties there,” he said....
Rio Dell Times EPD Release (image source)
To: All Humboldt County Media
Re: Officers respond to Stabbing
Released by: Det. Sgt. Patrick O’Neill 707-441-4060
On 2-12-2009 at about 9:38 am, Officers of the Eureka Police Department were dispatched to the 2500 block of A Street to a possible stabbing. A citizen called the Eureka Police/Fire dispatch center to advise that four subjects had exited a residence at this location and were carrying a fifth subject, who appeared to be covered in blood. The subjects placed the bleeding person into a van and had driven away.
Officers responding to the A Street location located signs of an assault. While this was occurring, the dispatch center contacted St. Joseph Hospital ER and were told that a stab victim had just arrived.
Officers and Detectives responded to the ER and contacted the victim, who was being treated by ER staff for a serious lower abdomen stab wound. Officers spoke with the victim and the two witnesses who had transported him there. Based on these statements it was believed that during an altercation between the victim and suspect, at the A Street location, the suspect stabbed the victim. The suspect was soon identified as Andrew Darrel Gray (33 years old of Eureka).
Gray was not on scene at the time the officers responded and is still at large. A county wide attempt to locate and arrest for assault with a deadly weapon teletype was issued to all Law Enforcement.
Citizens who have information concerning this event, Gray’s location, or who see Gray are urged to call the Eureka Police Department dispatch center at 707-441-4044. The Eureka Police Department requests that citizens DO NOT attempt to contact or detain Gray.
This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released as it becomes available.
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