Bellingham police release name of deceased 17-year-old stabbing victim

Bellingham, Wash. – Bellingham police have released the name of the Whatcom County teen who was fatally stabbed in the chest on Samish Way early Saturday morning, Feb. 9.

Davonte R. Thompson, a 17-year-old Whatcom County resident, died while receiving treatment for stab wounds to the chest at Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center on Saturday.

Officers were called to the hospital at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday to investigate after two teens with stab wounds – Thompson and an 18-year-old Whatcom County man – were brought to the ER in a private vehicle, according to Bellingham police.

Police later arrested Geoff K. Spain, 21, on suspicion of stabbing the two teens as a Friday-night party was winding down in the 500 block of Samish Way early Saturday, Feb. 9, according to a City of Bellingham press release.

Spain was booked into Whatcom County Jail for investigation of second-degree murder and first-degree assault. Spain is scheduled to make his first appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court at 3 p.m Monday, Feb. 11, according to the press release.

The second stabbing victim received non-life-threatening wounds to his face and left the hospital Saturday morning, according to the release. Neither victim was a Western Washington University student, said Bellingham Police spokesman Mark Young.

Frimann Sigfusson, 21, witnessed the incident that led to Thompson’s death while he was waiting outside for someone to pick him up, he said. Sigfusson had been drinking heavily, but remembers several details leading up to the stabbing, he said.

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