Son stabs 70-year-old father, police say

Crime

ATWATER, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A 29-year-old man is in police custody after officers say he stabbed his 70-year-old father multiple times.

Police were called to a home on the 700-block of Nicholas on Wednesday around 8 p.m. and describe finding the father with stab wounds to the upper torso. Officers add that the suspect, 29-year-old Justin Downey, was covered in blood.

29-year-old Justin Downey

The victim was flown to a hospital in Modesto for treatment. His identity has not been officially released.

Downey was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Investigators are yet to establish a motive for the stabbing.

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