Teen stabbed in Kennewick Friday night
KENNEWICK, Wash. - A man is recovering after being stabbed outside Taco John's in Kennewick last night and tonight police are searching for the suspect.
Kennewick police swarmed the area near Vineyard Drive after they saw two groups of teens fighting at around 10:30 last night. Police tried to run and when police stopped one car they found a 17-year-old boy with several stab wounds in his stomach.
Josh Berry witnessed the entire incident. He said, "When the guy got out of the car he had blood across his belly on his shirt."
Berry is the shift manager at Taco Johns and was taking out the trash last night and saw the fight.
He said, "Basically it was a matter of five seconds from the time they started screaming until the time they started hitting them. I mean they got out of the car with their baseball bats so they knew what they were doing... I was afraid they were going to beat that guy to death."
Police continue to search for Silvino Aguilar and think he is responsible for the stabbing.
There were a lot of people in the area of the fight leaving Lampson Field after the Kennewick and Southridge Football game. Police want to talk with witnesses.
Police report that teenage kids sadly part of a growling problem not only in Kennewick but also across the county. Sgt. Randy Higgins said, "To have a 17 or 15 year old pull a knife or a gun is not that uncommon. It's an epidemic problem that we need to get a handle on."
The 17-year-old stabbed last night suffered a collapsed lung but he is expected to live despite the violent attack.