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Posted on: August 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Skyview Stabbing

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UPDATE: Skyview Stabbing

Major Crime Detectives arrested 26-year-old Christopher K. Lane-Propstra last night and booked him into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 1st Degree (DV).   Lane-Propstra told Investigators he acted in self-defense.  The 45-year-old roommate/victim was transported to a hospital where he is in satisfactory condition.   

Lane-Propstra stated his roommate had been drinking alcohol and was “out of control.”  This was an ongoing dispute which reignited when he took his dog out to the back yard.  His roommate came out of the house and said he was going to urinate on the neighbor’s dog because it always urinated in his yard.  Lane-Propstra began arguing with his roommate due to his statements and went back downstairs into his bedroom.  The argument continued and began to escalate so Lane-Propstra armed himself with a knife.  As the argument continued at the doorway of Lane-Propstra’s bedroom door, his much larger roommate pushed his way into Lane-Propstra’s bedroom and began to assault him.  Lane-Propstra began swinging the knife, stabbing/cutting his roommate several times. 

The victim, Lane-Propstra’s roommate, admitted he had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.  He explained he had been involved in an ongoing argument with Lane-Propstra throughout the day but couldn’t recall why they had been arguing.  The victim stated he went downstairs and was stabbed by Lane-Propstra for an unknown reason. 

Major Crimes Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence.  With the assistance of Spokane County Sheriff’s Forensic Unit personnel, they processed the scene for evidence which will be extremely important due to the conflicting versions of this incident.


Spokane Valley Deputies Respond to Stabbing on Skyview

Spokane Valley Deputies are at the scene of a reported stabbing.  One male has been detained, and a second male was transported to a hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.  Major Crime Detectives are responding to the scene to continue the investigation.  

On August 5, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported stabbing at a residence located in the 12500 block of E. Skyview, in Spokane Valley. 

The adult male caller stated he had just stabbed his roommate.  Deputies quickly detained the male caller while Spokane Valley Fire personnel provided medical treatment to the second adult male who was transported to a hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

Major Crimes Detectives have been called to the scene to continue the investigation. 

At this time, this incident is actively being investigated, and no additional information is available.  An update, including any information regarding arrests, will be provided tomorrow. 

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