PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (970 WFLA) – Pinellas Park Police are investigating a stabbing incident between cousins that left two men in the hospital.
Police say it happened around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night on the 6700 block of 77th Terrace North.
Police say they were called to the scene after a woman said her son had stabbed her nephew and then turned the knife on himself. Police say both the victim fled the scene in fear of the suspect and the suspect ran away. When police arrived, they say the woman informed arriving personnel that her son had fled on foot with a knife stuck in his chest.
A few minutes later, police say they found the victim, 32-year-old Timothy Adams at a nearby home. Police say first responders immediately transported him to the hospital as a trauma alert due to a penetrating stab wound to the chest.
Just after 10 p.m. police say a k-9 unit found the suspect on the 7800 block of 70th Street and also had life threatening injuries due to a self-inflicted penetrating stab wound to the chest. He was transported to an area hospital as a trauma alert.
According to the complainant, police say she arrived home and had a brief conversation with her son, who has been identified as 37-year-old Olin Hess of Pinellas Park. Police say Hess had been complaining most of the day that he did not want his cousin, Adams, to be in the house, but didn’t give a reason why and told his mother that he wanted Adams out of the house. When she refused to make him leave, police say Hess told her that he would stab him. Then, police say Hess went into his bedroom and when he came out, he was armed with a knife then went into the room that Adams was in and stabbed him in the chest.
Police say Adams is listed in stable condition and Hess has injuries that are more serious. Hess faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, police say.