Man stabbed during fight in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



A 32-year-old man was found with a stab wound Friday night by officers investigating a disturbance in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Police were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. to a report of a disturbance involving up to 30 people at an apartment complex near the intersection of T Street and St. Johns Boulevard, said Sgt. Kevin Hatley.

Officers arriving on scene found only a few people remaining. One of them had a stab wound. He was taken to a hospital with wounds not believed to be life-threatening.

There had been reports of shots’ being fired, but police found no evidence of that, Hatley said.

A suspect possibly ran or drove away from the scene and has not been found, Hatley said. Police were still trying to determine whether the incident occurred inside an apartment unit or outside of the complex.

The case is being investigated by the agency’s Major Crimes Unit and Safe Streets Gang Task Force.

Police remained on scene into the late evening interviewing subjects. T Street, north of St. Johns Boulevard, was expected to be blocked for an extended time.