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UPDATE: Stabbing Victim Dies

Todd Pittenger - March 24, 2015 10:29 pm

50-year-old Scott Johnson was stabbed to death late Tuesday evening. (Facebook photo)

Salina Police are investigating a fatal stabbing.

Police responding to the report of a stabbing in the 1400 block of Arapahoe at 9:43 Tuesday night found 50-year-old Scott Johnson of 129 W. Cloud on the ground in a yard. He had suffered multiple stab wounds in the back and front area of his body.

Officers immediately started performing CPR on Johnson, and he was transported to Salina Regional Health Center by medics.  Hen was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The police department Wednesday morning was still interviewing witnesses and processing the crime scene. No arrests have been made, and no motive has been established.

Police are asking anyone with information to please call the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210, Crimestoppers at 785-825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.pd.salina.org and follow the Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.



A man was stabbed multiple times in a west Salina neighborhood late Tuesday evening.

At around 9:45 police and EMS were sent to the 1400 Block of Arapahoe Avenue to the report of a possible stabbing.

Police told KSAL News at the scene that a male had been stabbed multiple times during an altercation. The stabbing happened outside a home on Arapahoe Avenue, just east of Pontiac Avenue.

The victim was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center in critical condition.

Officers were looking for two possible suspects who left the area, headed south in a light colored Ford Crown Victoria car.

A half-block section of Arapahoe, between Pontiac and Osage Avenues, was taped off as police collected evidence.



Keith Davis

March 25, 2015 at 4:35 am

Man oh man.. what has happened to what was once a peaceful city? This is one reason why I support conceal carry for responsible citizens. It is scary that we once lived in that neighborhood and our children played with others until dark.

Fuchs Mi

March 25, 2015 at 9:13 am

Two words drugs and gangs. Our past chief of police figured there was little or none of this happening in town. He further through that setting up check lanes for seatbelt or dui’s was more important. The new chief is following in his steps as he has not publicly addressed any issues we are having. Evidently Jason Gage is still pulling the strings. I believe its way past the time to oust Gage and get some new blood in that position as well as on the city commission.

Chad Markby

March 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Fuch mi. You don’t know what happened so need need to step down and talk about what you know not what you think coulda happened. Have some respect he has a family and the last thing they wanna hear is someone running their mouth! Smh

Fuchs Mi

March 25, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Really. Someone just does not get stabbed as many times as he did just being a family man.

Joey Johnson

March 27, 2015 at 12:33 am

You make me sick he was a desert storm war vet a loving and caring father and grandfather you got something smart to say come say it to my face!

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