Police said a 34-year-old man, who family members said is homeless and uses crack, stabbed his mother in her face at her apartment in Seattle’s Central District early Tuesday.
According to investigators, Kevin D. Ross showed up at the apartment near 18th Avenue and East Madison Street around 4:30 a.m.
When the Ross’ mother opened the door, he stepped forward and said, "This is what you get!" and began stabbing his mother in the face with a knife, police said.
Officers said the woman screamed as she tried to fend off her son. She suffered three deep stab wounds to her face, a cut on her finger and a cut on her chest.
Bleeding badly from her wounds, the woman in her 60s staggered backward and fell to the kitchen floor.
Police said the victim's boyfriend was in another part of the apartment when he heard the commotion, ran ran into the kitchen and saw Ross standing over the victim.
As the boyfriend came into the kitchen, Ross turned and left the apartment.
Medics treated the victim at the scene and then transported her to Harborview Medical Center.
Officers said they conducted an extensive search for Ross and brought in a K-9 team, but could not find him.
According Ross’ family members, Ross is homeless, suffers from mental illness and is using crack cocaine.
Ross is described as black, 34 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 240 pounds. He was wearing all dark clothing, may be unshaven and may have been wearing a skull cap. Police said Ross has distinctive tattoos including "Mr. Ross" on his neck, an eyeball on his Adam's apple, and a Grim Reaper on his forearm.
Police said Ross is homeless but is known to frequent several of the parks in the Central District.
He was last seen with a knife in his hand and should be considered dangerous, investigators said.
Anyone who sees Ross is asked to call 911.