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Suspect in stabbing flees scene and crashes vehicle

KINGSTON — A student at the Northwest Laborers Training Center was stabbed in the head and his alleged attacker was injured in a car crash following the incident April 20.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to scene of the stabbing at the center on Ohio Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The 37-year-old Seattle man was found injured on the left side of the head, above the ear. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue aid units treated the man and transported him to Harrison Hospital.

Witnesses told KCSO deputies they heard arguing between the stabbing victim and the 18-year-old suspect for about two hours before the 37-year-old was injured. Both are students at the training center and are roommates, according to the KCSO report.

KCSO public information officer Deputy Scott Wilson said the injured man was uncooperative with law enforcement, continually repeating, “No report, no report,” and “he would take care of it,” Wilson explained.

“The victim said he was a former gang member in Seattle and would take care of (the situation) himself,” Wilson said.

The victim said it was his roommate who had stabbed him and then left the facility in his car, Wilson added. As KCSO deputies arrived at the center for the initial call, they saw an older sedan quickly leave the center’s parking lot.

Back up crews #followed the car throughout Kingston and eventually headed westbound on State Route 104, travelling at speeds up to 80 mph. The sedan crashed after failing to negotiate the curve on the highway west of Parcell Road.

Following the crash, deputies found the driver breathing but unable to respond verbally. NKF&R crews arrived on the scene and treated the driver and airlifted him to Harborview Hospital in Seattle. As of Monday, he was still in the Seattle Trauma Center.

Deputies believe the crash victim is the same man who stabbed the 37-year-old at the training center.

No weapon has been found.

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