Roommate dispute turns into stabbing

Two middle-aged roommates arguing over money ended with a stabbing Wednesday morning in their shared Saanich apartment.

Two middle-aged roommates arguing over money ended with a stabbing Wednesday morning in their shared Saanich apartment.

Police were called to the 3200-block of Cook St., near the border with Victoria, around 8 a.m. The victim was suffering from a stab wound to the leg and there was a blood trail leading out of the apartment to the hallway.

“The stabbing occurred in the apartment, and from there (the victim) went out looking for some help,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen.

Police were still looking for a weapon as of Wednesday afternoon, and were unsure exactly what it was.

“It’s believed to be some type of edged weapon or a pointed instrument,” Jantzen said.

The victim, in his 50s, was treated at the scene for puncture wounds.

The suspect, also in his 50s, fled, and Saanich police, with the assistance of Victoria police, were still looking for him Wednesday.

“We know who he is, that’s not a mystery. It’s just a matter of tracking him down,” Jantzen said.

What exactly instigated the stabbing is still unknown, but Jantzen said money appears to be the root of the argument.

kslavin@saanichnews.com