An Asian American man visiting an apartment complex in Bothell was allegedly stabbed to death by a 25-year-old apartment resident, according to KIRO 7.
The stabbing occurred at around 8 p.m. on April 25 when the area was “fairly busy,” according to KOMO News.
KOMO News states that the 29-year-old victim was with another Asian American man as he left the apartment complex.
Witnesses told KIRO 7 that the suspect gave the finger to the two Asian American men. One of the men asked the suspect, “What’s the matter with you?” The suspect lunged forward and stabbed the victim in the heart. The witnesses said the suspect tried to attack the other Asian man, but he managed to escape.
Bothell police put pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding and King County paramedics tried to save the victim’s life via a field blood transfusion on the scene of the crime, but the victim died.
Yahoo! News states that the suspect was found in his third-floor apartment minutes after the incident. Witnesses claim that he showed no remorse and remained silent.
The suspect does not have a prior criminal record but is set to appear in King County Superior Court on Tuesday, according to Yahoo! News. While the suspect now faces murder charges, Bothell police are yet to say whether or not they will investigate this incident as a hate crime because of different accounts from eight to 10 witnesses.
Bothell police encourages anyone with information to contact their business line at (425) 486-1254.
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