West Valley police searching for suspect in apartment stabbing

Feb 8, 2023, 8:15 AM | Updated: 10:12 am

One teen was critically injured following a shooting involving three juveniles in West Valley early...

One teen was critically injured following a shooting involving three juveniles in West Valley early Sunday. (File photo: Getty Images)

(File photo: Getty Images)

WEST VALLEY CITY —  Police are searching for the suspect involved in a stabbing on Tuesday night in West Valley City. The victim is recovering from multiple wounds this morning. 

According to West Valley City Police Lt. Bill Merritt, officers responded to a call just before 11 p.m. about a male stabbing and trying to kill another male inside the Redwood Apartments on 4000 South Redwood Road.

When the officers arrived, they said they learned that an unidentified person forced his way into an apartment, wanting money that was owed to him.

“He ended up stabbing the victim several times. Fortunately, none of the injuries are going to be life-threatening at all,” said Merritt.

“The victim was taken away to the hospital, he’s expected to be just fine.”

Police identified the stabbing suspect in West Valley City as a Black male around 40 years old and wearing a red sweater. Witnesses reported that the suspect took off westbound through the apartment complex.

“Although we don’t know the identity of the suspect, and the victim is claiming he doesn’t really know the suspect. They were acquaintances. This was not a random thing,” Merritt said.  “This was a targeted thing. They came specifically to his apartment, looking for money that was owed.

“So whether the victim is being uncooperative or truly does not know the identity of the suspect is kind of to be determined.”



We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Crime, Police + Courts

An SLCPD car with its lights on. (Salt Lake City Police Department)...

Carlysle Price, KSL TV

SLCPD arrest fugitive shooting suspect

On Friday, the Salt Lake City Police Department has arrested the suspect of a shooting that occurred in February.

12 hours ago

A Clearfield shooting has left one 18-year-old injured and in the hospital....

Kennedy Camarena

Clearfield shooting leaves 18-year-old hospitalized

An 18-year-old male was injured and hospitalized after being shot twice in Clearfield, Utah on Saturday night.

1 day ago

Officials urge parents to follow Utah's regulations on the use of e-bikes, scooters and ATVs....

Carlysle Price, KSL TV

Officials urge parents to follow e-bike regulations

Police are reminding the public on regulations issued around e-bikes due to concerns surrounding kids with e-bikes, ATV's and golf carts.

1 day ago

Jorge Rafael Medina-Reyes pleaded guilty on Thursday to the kidnapping and murder of Nicole Solorio...

Emily Ashcraft,

Second man pleads guilty to kidnapping, murder of Kearns woman in 2021

Jorge Rafael Medina-Reyes, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday to murder, a first-degree felony, and aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony.

2 days ago

american fork police in front of home where couple was found dead...

Sam Herrera

Couple found dead in American Fork home identified

American Fork Police identified 57-year-old Olin Johnson and his wife, 52-year-old Kerilyn Johnson, as the couple found dead in their home on Thursday.

2 days ago

washington city murders suspect...

Pat Reavy,

Southern Utah woman charged with aggravated murder; prosecutors won’t seek death penalty

A 28-year-old woman accused of brutally killing her parents in their home is now facing 11 felony charges, including 10 first-degree felonies.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...


Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.


Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

West Valley police searching for suspect in apartment stabbing