19-year-old arrested for attempted murder after stabbing victim during argument
BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after stabbing a victim during an argument, police said.
According to The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 2 around 8:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kendalwood Road in regard to a stabbing.
Authorities said upon their arrival, deputies located a 33-year-old male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to his torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries, according to police.
Deputies on the scene were able to secure two witnesses present at the time of the incident, authorities said.
Witnesses at the residence informed deputies that neither men involved lived at the home which the incident occurred, according to authorities.
Authorities said, according to witnesses, the accused, Corey Walker, and the victim were reportedly involved in a verbal altercation. Witnesses said during the altercation, the victim yelled that the accused had just stabbed him, authorities said.
The victim then ran into the living room and the accused fled the residence, according to authorities.
Witnesses said the victim collapsed onto the couch and was bleeding for his left side, according to authorities.
Deputies at the scene were able to locate a black and grey butterfly knife near the front door where the accused reportedly exited, authorities said.
The victim confirmed the incident with authorities, and stated that Walker stabbed him multiple times during their argument, according to police.
Walker later turned himself into police, and admitted to stabbing the victim during their altercation, authorities said.
Walker was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for attempted second degree murder and a misdemeanor bench warrant for illegal possession of stolen goods.