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Chief Garry Park homeowner stabs man attempting to burglarize home, police say

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 25, 2020

A 36-year-old man received stab wounds after he attempted to break into a home off East Mallon Avenue and attacked the homeowner late Friday, Spokane Police said. 

Randall Davis was taken to the hospital with wounds to his arm and chin just after 10 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. The homeowner, who wasn’t named in the release, also received wounds and was treated at the hospital. 

The homeowner told police Randall knocked on his front door in the 1900 block of East Mallon Avenue and asked for a cigarette. He then forced his way into the home and placed the owner in a chokehold, according to the release. The homeowner used a knife in his pocket in self-defense, police said. 

The homeowner applied a tourniquet to Davis’ arm and waited for police to arrive. Davis is being treated at the hospital and faces charges of residential burglary and assault. The homeowner received injuries not believed to be life-threatening. 

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