WALLA WALLA — Bail for a suspect in the stabbing of a man Friday was set in Superior Court this morning at $100,000.
Brian Lamprea, 19, of 204 N. Spokane St., No. 19, is being held at the County Jail on investigation of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault.
Police said that at about 6:15 p.m. Friday, Lamprea went to a residence in the 200 block of West Sumach Street where he began to fight with Felix Marquez and stabbed him multiple times in the abdomen and back with a knife.
Lamprea also allegedly swung the knife about three feet from two witnesses who ran after and were trying to detain him.
He then ran into a stranger’s house in the 100 block of North Fifth Avenue, but was pulled out by one of the witnesses and held until officials took him into custody, according to a police report presented in court. The full names of the victim-witnesses weren’t revealed in the report.
Lamprea somehow suffered a self-inflicted knife wound to one of his hands and was transported to Walla Walla General Hospital for treatment before being booked into jail, police said.
Marquez was taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center.
Police recovered the knife from a storm drain into which Lamprea allegedly dropped it.
Reportedly a local gang member, Lamprea recently was released from jail after serving a 74-day sentence for felony riot in a confrontation in which he allegedly stabbed a man in July.
Reporter Luke Hegdal contributed to this report.