Stabbing with Injuries on Sunset Avenue

Published on December 26, 2022

On Monday, December 26th 2022, at around 2:40 a.m. Syracuse Police Officers responded to the St. Joseph’s Hospital emergency room, for a reported stabbing, that occurred at 212 Sunset Avenue. The victim, a 43-year-old male, who was dropped off at the hospital in a private vehicle, was found to have been stabbed in the right forearm. The investigation revealed that the victim’s girlfriend stabbed him with a kitchen knife, which caused a laceration of five inches or more in length. The victim was later transferred from St. Joseph’s Hospital to University Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

The suspect, Takara East, 29, of Syracuse, was arrested and lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center. East is facing charges of Assault in the Second Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.