Three injured in stabbing at Tacoma home

Staff writerApril 10, 2014 

Three people were injured late Wednesday after a drunken argument at a Tacoma home turned into a stabbing, police said.

The victims, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy, suffered cuts to their hands, back and chest. Their injuries are not life-threatening. A 21-year-old man sustained bruises and cuts from a beating.

Officers who responded to the home in the 1700 block of Jackson Avenue just before midnight arrested a 21-year-old man and 16-year-old boy on suspicion of assault.

The teenage boys apparently met the 21-year-old Wednesday and made an arrangement for him to get them alcohol. The group then went to one of the boys' houses to drink, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

After a while, the man allegedly offered to run to a nearby grocery store to steal more liquor. The teenagers, who told officers that the man made them uncomfortable, took the alcohol from the man in the parking lot and fled.

The man managed to find his way back to the house, and they all kept drinking. After a second offer to obtain more alcohol, the man returned to the home empty-handed.

Police said the teenagers began punching the man in anger. The man allegedly pulled a knife and cut the 17-year-old several times.

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