Update: Lufkin Lane stabbing suspect arrested

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:53pm

Lufkin — Live Oak, TX police have arrested a Groveton man suspected of an April 20th stabbing at Lufkin Lanes Bowling Alley.

Brian Keith Kelley, 25, is suspected of stabbing William Chunn in the throat during an altercation. Kelley is charged with aggravated assault.

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Lufkin police responded to a stabbing at Lufkin Lanes Bowling Alley Saturday night.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with injuries and the case is under investigation.

Here is the official press release from Lufkin police:

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, April 20th, Lufkin Police were dispatched to 909 S. Chestnut, Lufkin Lanes Bowling Alley, in reference to a stabbing that had just occurred with the suspect still on scene.

While en route to the scene, officers were advised of possible shots fired.

Arriving officers found that the suspects reportedly had just left in a vehicle, and a vehicle matching the description given was located by a responding officer a short distance away and stopped.

The victim, 34 y.o. William F. Chunn of Lufkin, was found inside the business with an apparent stab wound to the neck.

The scene was rapidly secured and Chunn was soon after transported to Woodland Heights Hospital by Lufkin Fire Department EMS.

According to victim and witness statements at the scene, an argument erupted between two groups of intoxicated subjects over a racial comment that was made by someone in one of the groups.

The verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation out in the parking lot.

It was reported that it took everyone several seconds to realize that Chunn had stabbed to the front left of his throat during the confrontation.

Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that a handgun had been displayed after the stabbing had been discovered but that no shots were fired.

At the time of report, Chunn was to be taken by Life Flight to Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Two subjects in the vehicle that was stopped leaving the scene that are believed to be suspects involved in this incident were arrested on unrelated charges.

The case is being investigated by Detectives and further information will be released pending that investigation.

 

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