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Suspect sought in early-morning stabbing

Fri., Jan. 16, 2009, 3:01 p.m.

Police are searching for a suspect in the early morning stabbing death of a Spokane man.

The weapon that killed Shannon Cochran, 22, has not been located, said Lt. Dave McGovern.

About 2:30 a.m., police were called to the area of East Garland Avenue and North Helena Street on a reported argument.

Cochran and possibly two other men then engaged in a fight with four or five other people, McGovern said. Police found Cochran with stab wounds. He died at a local hospital.

A man who was with Cochran has talked to police, but at this point, authorities do not know who the four or five people in the fight are, McGovern said.

A third person, who was with Cochran, is sought by police.

According to police records, Cochran had a warrant for his arrest for domestic violence. His criminal record showed a history of assault and domestic violence, officials said.

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