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News Release
Vancouver Police investigate stabbing (Update: Victim ID and Charge Update) - 02/12/18

*** Update 1***

The stabbing victim, Lukas Pison, 27, did not survive his injuries.

The Attempted Murder I charge has been updated in the Probable Cause Statement to Murder I.

The assault victim has been identified as Kastro Pison, 19.

The investigation in continuing and there is nothing further at this time.


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Vancouver, Wash. --On February 11, 2018 at approximately 1:20 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance with a weapon call at the AM/PM located at 1800 NE Andresen Rd. Upon arrival, a male was observed lying in the parking lot with an obvious stab wound. Numerous subjects were still fighting in the parking lot. Officers were able to gain control of the situation and determined that the suspect responsible for the stabbing, and for assaulting a second victim, had fled on foot. A Vancouver Police K9 team responded and located the suspect hiding in some nearby bushes. The stabbing victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is not being identified at this time. The suspect, Charson Lotius, 24, was booked into the Clark County Jail for Attempted Murder I and Assault II.

The Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit is investigating and nothing further is available at this time. Anyone who may have witnessed the crime, or who may have additional information, is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department.


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