A fatal stabbing reported Saturday night ended a long week of violence in Yakima. Officers were called to the 1300 block of North First Street at about 11:00PM Saturday after a fight between two men.

POLICE FOUND A TRANSIENT WHO HAD BEEN STABBED

Police arrive and find a 58-year-old man, described as a transient who had been stabbed in the chest and cut on his shoulder. The man was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital where he later died. The man hasn't been identified. Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtis says an autopsy is set for later this week to help identify the man and learn exactly how he died.

A 20-YEAR-OLD MAN IS IN CUSTODY FACING CHARGES

A short investigation lead to the arrest of a 20-year-old man, also described as a transient. He was arrested in the area where the assault happened. The man faces a murder charge and is now in the Yakima County jail.
The fatal stabbing ended a long and violent week for Yakima authorities.

LAST WEEK WAS A VIOLENT WEEK IN YAKIMA

The violence started Sunday August 22 with a shooting at the Valley Mall. Last Monday a 51-year-old woman was strangled in her Yakima home on Naches Avenue. On Tuesday three people died in a tragic crash at 48th and Nob Hill. Then authorities spent the rest of the week arresting suspects and issuing arrest warrants for wanted suspects. This week local authorities are working to investigate a host of crimes from a busy week. And they're hoping for much less violence and much more peace in the Yakima Valley.

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