Lethbridge Police have charged a 30-year-old man with aggravated assault in connection with a stabbing Monday afternoon.
On December 10, 2018 police responded to a report of a stabbing that occurred just after 12 p.m. in the roadway at the intersection of 3 Avenue and 12 Street South. Investigation determined the 26-year-old male victim and a 30-year-old male and 27-year-old female acquaintance had been involved in a physical altercation earlier in the day and had left the scene in separate vehicles. A second incident erupted when the two vehicles were stopped at a red light. The 26-year-old exited his vehicle and smashed the window of the other vehicle with a snow brush, which prompted the female and male to get out and confront him. The 26-year-old male attempted to strike the female, but the 30-year-old male intervened and was hit across the back. The 30-year-old male subsequently stabbed the victim multiple times and left him on the road before he and the female fled in their vehicle. A passenger inside the victim’s vehicle helped him inside and drove him to Chinook Regional Hospital.
Police located the male at a residence a short time later and he was arrested without incident.
The victim remains in Chinook Regional Hospital in serious condition.
William Edward Fick, 30, is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Fick is currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.
Police have already interviewed a number of witnesses but are asking anyone who was in the area of 3 Avenue and 12 Street South at the time of the incident (around noon Dec. 10) to call 403-328-4444.
The investigation is ongoing.