Update| 12:10 p.m., Sept. 1:
The man fatally stabbed Sunday in East Bremerton was 54 and from Central Kitsap, and his wife — the suspected assailant — is being treated for severe burns and smoke inhalation, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.
The woman, 55, is at Harborview Medical Center and was not in law-enforcement custody as of late Monday morning, when the sheriff’s office issued a statement.
Names were not released.
Deputies from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 8500 block of Covina Loop N.E. at 11:41 a.m. Sunday. A neighbor called to report that a man had been stabbed and had stumbled across the road to their residence for help, according to the sheriff’s office. The neighbor gave first aid while waiting for medics and law-enforcement.
Deputies arrived six minutes after the call and found the man being treated on the front porch of the neighbor’s house. Medics arrived two minutes later and took the man to Harrison Hospital in Silverdale, where he died.
While deputies were at the scene, smoke be seen coming from the house. Firefighters put out the fire, and found the stabbing victim’s wife lying inside the home. She was taken to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, before being airlifted to Harborview.
The sheriff’s office said detectives spoke with a woman who witnessed the assault from a distance and determined that the wife was responsible for her husband’s injuries.
Detectives got a search warrant and found what the statement from the sheriff”s office described Monday as “numerous ignition sites where the fire was started inside.” Detectives also found the suspected weapon in the killing, according to the sheriff’s office.
Original post (Sunday, Aug. 31):
A man in his 50s died Sunday after being stabbed by a woman in a Bremerton-area home, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
At 11:41 a.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to reports the man had been stabbed in his house in unincorporated Kitsap County.
He fled to the home of a neighbor, who performed first aid before medics arrived, said Sgt. Ken Dickinson of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. The man was taken to an area hospital where he died, Dickinson said. His identity was not released.
A woman in the house also was injured and airlifted to an area hospital. Her relationship to the stabbing victim was not disclosed. But based on witness accounts, police believe the woman stabbed the man. However, no arrests have yet been made, Dickinson said. A small fire also was set in the house during the incident.
Dickinson said there are no additional suspects at large.