Mounties look for more information on attempted murder

Mounties are looking for more information related to a late-night stabbing in Kelowna – allegedly motivated by revenge.

Mounties are looking for more information related to a late-night stabbing in Kelowna – allegedly motivated by revenge.

Shortly before midnight, Dec. 4, Kelowna RCMP responded to a report that one man had been stabbed on the 400 block of Leon Avenue and turned up at the Chevron gas station in the 300 block of Harvey Avenue for assistance.

“It is believed that the attack was in retaliation to an assault on a woman that allegedly took place earlier that evening in West Kelowna,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The stabbing victim, who continues to recover from his injuries, is under investigation for a related matter.

The suspect, 31-year-old Ken Butler, was identified and taken into police custody a short time later on the 1300 block of Water Street near the waterfront.

“He remains in custody at this time and faces a charge of attempted murder,” said O’Donaghey.

The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crimes Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation early on and serious crime investigators are asking for potential witnesses to come forward.

“If you were in Kelowna’s downtown core anytime between 11  p.m. Sunday Dec. 4 and 12:30 a.m. Monday Dec. 5 and saw anything suspicious that may be of interest to police during that time frame, you are asked to contact Const. Bob Moon of the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crimes Unit at 250-470-6295,” said O’Donaghey

Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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