Stabbing at Cheers Bar & Grill motive unknown

The Renton Police Department released its preliminary findings on the case, where an officer shot and killed the stabbing suspect.

The Renton Police Department released its preliminary findings in the stabbing Saturday night, June 15, at Cheers Bar in Renton. The incident led to an officer involved shooting, which left the suspect dead.

The suspect who was shot was identified as a 20-year-old Renton man named Mantry Norris. He had no arrest record and the motive for his attack is unknown, according to a police press release.

Around 10:07 p.m. Saturday, dispatch was called about a car outside of the Cheers Bar & Grill in downtown Renton. When officers arrive, they reported a man pacing, who they initially thought reported the drug activity, according the the department’s preliminary findings.

“As the officers approached the suspect he yelled something about, ‘killing some people’ and ran into the bar. The officers followed,” the findings state.

As officers approached the suspect ran into the bar, where he produced a large knife and began to threaten customers. According to the report, as the officers entered the bar he ran towards a 59-year-old man and began to stab him, the man suffered a laceration to the arm before the officer shot the suspect.

The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

The involved officer is a 13-year veteran of the department and a SWAT team leader, according to the department.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by Valley Investigative Team, which is comprised of investigators from several police departments.

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