An 18-year-old Napa woman was arrested just before noon Sunday in connection with an alleged stabbing incident.
Shelby Christine Cox was taken into custody at a home in the 3300 block of Twin Oaks Drive, Napa, on suspicion of attempted murder.
Police said the incident began when officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3300 block Twin Oaks Drive after a citizen reported that his neighbor had collapsed in front of his residence after telling him she had been stabbed by her daughter.
The victim, Erika Cox, 44,
suffered several stab wounds to her chest and back. The suspect, Shelby Cox, was believed to still be
in her residence where the assault occurred.
Seconds after a police canine made entry into the residence, a neighbor approached from Mountain View Circle and yelled out to officers that there was a woman walking on Mountain View covered with blood. This woman was saying that she just killed someone.
Officers contacted Shelby Cox
on Mountain View. Shelby Cox
walked toward the officers and called out for the officers to shoot her.
She initially did not comply with
orders given by the officers but complied when she seemed to realize that the
K9 was present.
Shelby Cox had
several, shallow lacerations across her throat and several small punctures on
her stomach that were determined to be self-inflicted. The victim and suspect were both
transported to the Queen of the Valley Hospital.
The suspect was treated and released to police
officers. She was booked at Napa
County Department of Corrections.
None of the victim’s injuries involved vital organs and she was released after treatment.
ORIGINAL STORY: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, 4 p.m.
PHOTO BY ROBERT PEEBLES JR.
Napa Police and Napa City Firefighters are at the scene of a possible stabbing in the vicinity of Twin Oaks Drive and Mountain View Court.
Emergency responders were called to the scene at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Details of the condition of the possible stabbing victim were not immediately available. Napa Police did not return phone calls on Sunday.
Check back on Napa Valley Patch Monday for more information.