Snap Chat Dispute, Suspect ‘Snaps’– Stabs Victim in the Head
West Richland Police report a suspect is in the Benton County jail after an alleged assault that occurred over Snapchat comments.
Monday, Police say the 19-year-old victim went to the home of Kayden McMahon near the intersection of Timbeline and Teak Ave. in West Richland to confront him; reportedly over statements made on Snapchat.
After the confrontation, the 19-year-old victim, whose name was not revealed, proceeded to leave. However, they were confronted and then allegedly asaulted by McMahon a short distance from the house.
The victim attempted to leave, after sustaining serious injuries, but ended up crashing their car. Authorities believe the crash occured due to their injuries affecting their ability to drive.
The victim was transported to an area hospital suffering from a stab wound and head injuries.
Then about 12 hours later, around 9:45PM the Tri City Regional SWAT team assisted West Richland officers with a search warrant in Kayden's residence. He was taken into custody without any incident, and is now on a 72-hour investigative hold related to the situation.
Police didn't release any other specifics about the Snapchat situation or why the victim confronted the suspect.
According to reports, some neighbors witnessed the argument, then the assault, and the victim attempting to drive away.
Appears to be yet another example of how disagreements on social media sometimes spill over into 'real life.' Too many times people are willing to say things online that they would never say to a person's face. Keyboard warriors they are often called.
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