Hampton Police arrest man in connection with life-threatening stabbing

HAMPTON, Va. – Police arrested a man Tuesday who they suspect is involved in an incident that left a man with life-threatening injuries in the early morning of February 28.

Christopher Garrett

According to officials, the man now identified as 30-year-old Christopher Garrett, forced his way into a residence in the 100 block of Haverford Court, where he started assaulting a woman and a 34-year-old man.

During the altercation, the woman allegedly escaped the home while the two men continued fighting. Both Garrett and the victim were said to have received stab wounds during the altercation.

The 34-year-old man fled the home to Sentara CarePlex, where he received care for his non-life threatening injuries.

Garrett has been charged with one count of Aggravated Malicious Wounding, one count of Burglary, one count of Possession of Burglary Tools, one count of Domestic Assault and Battery and one count of Strangulation.

Garrett was found with life-threatening injuries when police reported to the scene of the altercation.

Police say they were made aware of the 34-year-old man being at Sentara CarePlex when they received a call saying a man was being treated for stab wounds.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation and all parties involved have been identified.

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