From Asst. Chief Pat Lowery of the Kent Police Department:
Kent Police investigating fatal knife assault: Victim brought to local medical center by assailant.
KENT, Wash. – May 25, 2012 – Kent Police are currently investigating an early evening stabbing. The assault, which left a 42 year old Kent man dead, is thought to have occurred inside a vehicle while the victim and his assailant were driving through the Kent area.
Officers and paramedics were summoned to the parking lot of the Kent Medical Center, located at 222 North State St, at 6:49 tonight. A staff member from the facility called Police after a teenage male came in to report that a family member was outside the building, in a vehicle, with a stab wound. Kent Police were on the scene within two minutes and discovered the victim in the parking lot. Medical treatment was administered however the victim was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.
Kent Police have arrested a 45 year old Kent woman for the death. She was also at the scene when officers arrived. While details of the incident are still being developed, it has been confirmed that the stabbing occurred inside the car as the pair drove about the area. Detectives are working to clarify the circumstances that led to the stabbing, as well as a motive for the fatal assault. “This is a very unusual situation” noted Kent Assistant Police Chief Pat Lowery. “Our detectives will be interviewing both the woman and the teenager to determine what led to the assault, as well as processing evidence from inside the car”. Kent Police expect to be at the scene for several hours this evening.