UPDATE (Jan. 9, 5:44 p.m.) - A press release issued by the Brentwood Police Department identified the assailant in the stabbing death of a 37-year-old Brentwood man as the victim’s juvenile son.
According to the press release, the two were engaged in an argument that escalated into a physical altercation and ended when the victim was stabbed multiple times. The suspect fled the scene on foot, but was detained by police a short distance away.
The weapon believed to have been used in the assault was recovered. The suspect was booked into juvenile hall in Martinez and charged with murder. His name is being withheld due to his age. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
Fire Marshal Steve Aubert with the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District said that the victim suffered multiple stab wounds to the torso and was suffering from excessive blood loss as he was in transit to Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch. The victim was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at the hospital’s emergency department.
A stabbing victim has succumbed to his wounds following an attack in Brentwood, Saturday morning, Jan. 9.
According to a Brentwood police officer on the scene, the victim was a 37-year-old male. The suspect in the attack is in police custody.
Sgt. Eric Wernholm said that police responded to a report of a disturbance at a home on the corner of 800 block of Dainty Avenue shortly before 10 a.m. The victim reportedly suffered multiple stab wounds.
Neither the victim nor the suspect has yet been named. Police have not yet specified the relationship of the victim to the attacker but added the community is not at risk.
“This was not a random act of violence,” Wernholm said.
Paramedics and firefighters responded to the incident and a medical helicopter was called to the scene, but later canceled as the victim was transported to a local hospital by ground.
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