The Morning Blotter: Suspect In West Seattle Stabbing Thought Victim Was a Cop

Police records indicate the suspect in last weekend’s double-stabbing in West Seattle stabbing believed one of the victims was a cop.

Around 11:30 pm on July 16th, two men were hanging out in Hamilton Viewpoint Park in West Seattle, when a group of three Hispanic men approached them.

The two groups of men got into some sort of confrontation, and one of the suspects accused one of the victims of being a cop and shouted “I don’t care if you’re a cop,” witnesses later told police.

When one of the victims “vehemently denied” he was a cop, one of the suspects stabbed him in the chest, a police report says.

A second suspect also stabbed the victim’s friend in the back, and flashed a handgun.

The suspects then fled the park in a black SUV with 22-inch chrome wheels.

Following the stabbing, police searched the area for the suspects, but weren’t able to locate any of them.

Both victims were taken to Harborview and underwent surgery. The report indicates the two men were not cooperative with police.