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Posted on: August 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Man Assaulted and Slashed by Two Suspects

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Man Assaulted and Slashed by Two Suspects 


Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the assault of an adult male victim early this morning.   The victim’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.  


On August 17, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to an assault in front of a residence near the intersection of E. 12th Avenue and S. Mamer Road in Spokane Valley.  


The victim told Deputies he was sitting outside near his residence when he noticed a gold or brown SUV drive by.  He believes the vehicle was occupied by two white males.  The vehicle pulled over a short distance away and parked behind another car.  


As the victim started to go back toward his residence, he suddenly noticed the two males were upon him.  They began yelling obscenities, and he was attacked.  During the violent attack, he received slashing-type injuries to his hands, arms, and back, indicating the possible use of some type of sharp or edged weapon.  


The victim fought off the attackers who fled the scene in their vehicle.     


The victim was provided medical treatment with the assistance of Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel.  He was transported to the hospital for additional treatment for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.  


Due to the seriousness of this violent crime, Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation.  Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Unit Technicians arrived to assist in processing the scene for evidence.  


At this time, based on the initial information gained at the scene, Investigators do not believe there is any ongoing threat to the community stemming from this incident.  


Anyone with information regarding this assault is urged to call Major Crimes Detective Marc Melville at 509-477-3325, reference #10109086. 

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