July 8, 2009 in City

Person of interest in stabbing located

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Police have located Savannah Frye, the woman wanted for questioning in the stabbing of Vitaly M. Shevchuk.

The 24-year-old was stabbed to death Monday night. It was fifth homicide Spokane Police Department detectives have investigated this year, officials said. It’s the third fatal stabbing.

Police continue looking for the two men who were seen with Frye.

Around 10 p.m. Monday, Shevchuk and a woman were leaving a home in the 400 block of South Greene Street to go to a nearby store. Three people in 2008 red Toyota Yaris were driving by about that time and the two groups began to argue, said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe. That exchange led to a fight.

Shevchuk reportedly picked up a rock slightly smaller than a brick and threw it through the back window of the Yaris, DeRuwe said. The three people in the Yaris apparently had knives, and fight became more physical.

Knives were recovered at the scene of the stabbing, DeRuwe said. It was unknown if the weapon used in the killing was among them.

After Shevchuk was stabbed, the trio drove away in the Yaris, DeRuwe said. A witness got its license plate number.

Police tracked the car to a home in the area of Denver Street and Carlisle Avenue, officials said. Frye owns the Yaris.

The relationship between the victim and the suspects was not known, DeRuwe said.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.


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