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Man stabbed to death in Auburn; suspect in custody

Post by Kate McEntee / The News Tribune on Dec. 24, 2012 at 7:28 am |
December 24, 2012 7:28 am

A 22-year-old man is dead after a stabbing early Monday morning in Auburn, and a childhood friend of the man’s has been arrested in connection with his death.

Auburn Police were called around 1 a.m. to the 4000 block of Auburn Way South to reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found the 22-year-old unconscious and bleeding from a wound to his neck, Cmdr. Mike Hirman of the Auburn Polilce Department said.

Officers attempted CPR, but to no avail. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to King County Jail, Hirman said.

“Shortly before the stabbing, an argument took place between the suspect and victim,” Hirman said in a news release. “Information so far indicates that the victim and suspect have known one another since childhood.”

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident. The Auburn Police are continuing the investigation into the man’s death.

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