WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, July 14, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — An 18-year-old male was transported to the hospital Saturday after an argument escalated into a stabbing in a 7-Eleven parking lot.
Lt. Amy Maurer, West Valley City Police Department, said the 18-year-old and another male, age unknown, were in a parked vehicle at 3060 S. Constitution Blvd. (2700 West).
A car drove by and words were exchanged by the occupants of both vehicles. Maurer said it isn’t known who started the verbal altercation, but it seemed to be mutual, with both sides contributing to the confrontation.
One male got out of the car that had been driving by.
“He approached the two who were in the parked vehicle and stabbed the 18-year-old in the face,” Maurer told Gephardt Daily.
WVCPD was notified of the aggravated assault at about 6:35 p.m., and when police arrived, all parties had already left the scene.
Officers were able to catch up with the victim and called for medical personnel. The 18-year-old was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Police are still working to get more information about the incident. The victim isn’t being cooperative.
Maurer said witnesses in the area have described the suspect vehicle as a green Toyota Camry.
As for the blade-wielding suspect, Maurer said, “He is possibly a Hispanic teen, somewhere in the teens or a little older. He was wearing a white shirt and red socks. That’s all we have right now.”
Anyone who saw the altercation or stabbing, or who may have information about the suspect, is encouraged to call West Valley City PD at 801-840-4000.