Victim in Sunday morning stabbing outside Fred Meyer dies, prompting murder investigation

The suspect vehicle was last scene driving northbound on 48th Avenue West from 196th Southwest in a white or silver four-door vehicle with black rims and body damage. (Photo courtesy of the Lynnwood Police Department)

This story was updated Jan. 25 to add new information about the victim from the Lynnwood Police Department.

The man who was attacked with a knife outside Fred Meyer Sunday morning has died from his injuries, according to the Lynnwood Police Department.

Police said the man — who was from Lynnwood and in his 60s — died at Harborview Medical Center Sunday night, where he was transported after having been stabbed multiple times near the Fred Meyer entrance on 196th Street Southwest.

Around 11:45 a.m. Sunday, witnesses reported the victim was having a verbal argument with a group of at least three people when one of them stabbed him. Lynnwood detectives are now treating the incident as a murder investigation and are asking for the public’s help locating the suspect or suspects.

Witnesses described the suspect as an African-American woman in her late teens to early 20s, approximately 5 feet, 3 inches to 5 feet, 4 inches, skinny and with short to mid-length curly black hair is responsible for the stabbing.

The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene, driving northbound on 48th Avenue West from 196th Southwest in a “white or silver-colored four-door vehicle with black rims and body damage, possibly a late-model Nissan Sentra.” The vehicle has a rear Arizona license plate and no front plate. Two other individuals — a man and a woman — also left in the vehicle with the suspect.

Anyone with information on this incident can contact Detective Sattarov at 425-670-5633 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Photos or video of the incident should be forwarded to the detectives working the case by clicking here.

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