Louisville man arrested after victim stabbed in the chest several times
One of the suspects told police that they planned on attacking a juvenile, but instead attacked an adult.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested, after police say he was involved in a stabbing.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place just after 2 a.m. on Monday. Louisville Metro Police were sent to the 5700 block of Walnut Way, just north of the intersection of Mount Washington Road and Waycross Avenue, on a report of a stabbing.
When officers arrived, they found a man who had sustained several stab wounds in his chest. Police say that, at the time, EMS considered his injuries to be life-threatening, as it was believed that at least one of the stab wounds punctured the victim's lung.
Police say a short time later, officers found three suspects -- 20-year-old Samuel Hope and two juvenile accomplices -- one street over from the scene, in the 5500 block of Locust Avenue.
One of the juveniles told officers that the three of them went to the Walnut Way location with the intention of attacking another juvenile, but instead, they attacked the adult male victim.
The juvenile suspect also told officers that they hid the weapon -- brass knuckles with a fixed blade -- in a driveway culvert. Police say they retrieved the weapon.
Hope was charged with first-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence and carrying a concealed deadly weapon without a proper permit. He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
The identities and statuses of the juvenile accomplices are not available, as juvenile records are sealed.
A spokesman for Louisville Metro Police says the victim is expected to survive his injuries.
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