CRIME

Stabbing Victim Found Near Farmington Gas Pump

Jan 3, 2020, 5:49 PM | Updated: 7:37 pm

FARMINGTON, Utah – A stabbing victim was hospitalized after a witness found him at a Davis County gas station with multiple chest wounds.

Witnesses called 911 emergency dispatchers to report a man collapsed near a gas pump.

Officers with the Farmington Police Department responded to the scene at the Smith’s Fuel Center inside the Foxglove Shopping Center at 1316 North Highway 89, before 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Investigators quickly taped off the area.

The man, said to be around 50-years-old, had four stab wounds in the area of his heart, according to Chief Wayne Hansen.

The victim’s identity was not available.

Hansen said the man was flown to the hospital in critical condition, but he was expected to recover.

Police were trying to figure out who was responsible for the stabbing.

“Well, we’ve got to know just exactly what happened, and we really don’t know for sure yet what happened, either, until we can talk to him. Then we’re kind of relying on whatever we can get witness-wise and video-wise,” Hansen said.

Officials were going through surveillance video, witness statements and scene-evidence for more clues.

Those at the shopping center Friday morning were unnerved by what they saw.

“You think, ‘How could a nice little town like this have someone getting assaulted or hurt, right?” said shopper Mike Chandler. “It doesn’t make any sense.”

Police said they did not believe the public was in any danger, even though the suspect is out there somewhere.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact the Farmington Police Department.

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