The Winchester Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened early Saturday morning. Just before 1 a.m. officers responded to a restaurant in the 100 block of North Loudoun Street for a domestic situation. While officers were handling that incident, a stabbing occurred in a separate incident at the restaurant. The victim, a 24-year-old male from Winchester, was stabbed a number of times in the chest area. He was taken to Winchester Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a 23-year-old male from Washington, D.C., was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
The incident remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division and charges are pending. If anyone has information they are urged to call the Crime Solvers Hotline at 540-665-TIPS.
As more information is available we will send out updates in a subsequent press release.
This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office) Lauren.Cummings@winchesterva.gov