Man Fatally Stabbed In West Seattle

Originally posted at 12:29am:

Seattle police are looking for a suspect in a stabbing in West Seattle.

It appears a man in his early 60s was stabbed several times in the 9300 block of 44th Ave SW.

Police are scouring the neighborhood looking for the suspect, who may be on foot.

More details as we get them.

Update: A police source says officers were called to the scene after someone heard the victim screaming and dialed 911.

An SPD K9 unit is now at the scene searching for the suspect.

Update 12:57am: Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Sue Stangl tells us the victim is in critical condition.

Update 1:02am: The victim has died at the scene. We’re getting some mixed information on whether there’s still an outstanding suspect in this case. We’ll have more in the morning.

If this is indeed a homicide, it would be the first one of 2011.

This is the first homicide of 2011.

Update 8:45 am – Here’s the official statement from SPD:

On February 16th, at approximately 12:15 AM, Seattle Police and Seattle Fire responded to a call of a stabbing in the 9300 Block of 44th Avenue Southwest.  A woman called 911 stating that her husband had just been stabbed by another man inside their residence.    Officers arrived quickly and discovered the victim, a man in his 60′s, with a stab wound to his chest.  Seattle Fire Department medics came in, but the victim was already dead.  Officers set up containment for a K9 track, but the suspect was not located.  Homicide and CSI detectives arrived at the location and began their investigation.  It is possible  that the victim and suspect knew each other.  The Homicide Unit will be reponsible for the follow up investigation.  Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact Seattle Police.