Stabbing victim summoned police during domestic violence attack

Stabbing victim summoned police during domestic violence attack

A Bremerton police officer interrupted a stabbing in progress in the early morning hours on Tuesday after the victim was able to activate her iPhone’s emergency mode.

Bremerton police responded to an apartment building in the 2100 block of E. 19th Street where an officer was flagged down by a resident living in an upstairs apartment.

The victim, a 23-year-old woman, was able to trigger the police response to the general area by using her phone’s 911 mode to reach a dispatcher, who reported hearing a male voice say, “You are deceitful. I found you and I am going to kill you,” over the victim’s phone, court documents said.

The officer reportedly listened outside the apartment and heard “a woman gasping for air and a man grunting.” The officer then heard a man say, “You’re not going to like it, but you’re going to take it,” at which point he forced entry and arrested Justice LaSalle Hampton, 24, for first-degree attempted murder.

Hampton was booked into Kitsap County Jail with a bail amount of $1 million.

The probable cause statement said that the officer drew his duty weapon and ordered Hampton, who was holding a black fixed-blade knife, to drop his weapon. Hampton threw the knife at the officer, missing and hitting the wall behind him.

Additional officers arrived on scene and Hampton was apprehended while treating the victim, who had two stab wounds in her back and one on the lower left side of her head. She identified Hampton as her boyfriend, but was not able to be further interviewed at the scene as she appeared to be losing consciousness. She was airlifted to Harborview Trauma Center in Seattle.

The victim is active duty in the U.S. Navy and Naval Criminal Investigative Service was also enlisted to investigate and interview her.

She referred to Hampton as her “husband” at this time and said he had been acting strangely when he got home from work. Eventually, she tried to leave and Hampton blocked her from doing so, court documents said, before the assault took place.

More in News

Santa waves from his boat during the 50th Lighted Ships Parade in 2019. Herald file photos
Lighted Ships Parade set to spread holiday cheer Dec. 11

Poulsbo Yacht Club has been putting on event for over 50 years

.
Poulsbo considers Transportation Benefit District

Car tab fees would be used to fix neighborhood streets

.
52 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

On Friday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 52 new COVID cases… Continue reading

.
Locals weigh in on county’s new homeless facility on Mile Hill Drive

Kitsap County officials say that facility residents will be counseled and accounted for

NKF&R firefighters Michael Foreman, left, and Harry Hause extinguish stubborn hot spots after a Tuesday afternoon trailer fire in Suquamish. Courtesy Photo
Suquamish man loses possessions in trailer fire

A damaged cord is thought to have sparked a travel trailer fire… Continue reading

.
Port Orchard Police Department achieves accreditation status

Port Orchard agency joins other Kitsap law enforcement organizations in becoming accredited

.
It’s downright despicable

Two miniature Christmas trees on Bay Street stolen from their planters

.
Festival of Chimes and Lights to wipe away the winter’s gloom

Drive along Bay Street to see the twinkle of downtown Port Orchard

Most Read