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Three men sought in fatal Lakewood stabbing

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Lakewood police are asking for the public’s help to identify three men who are suspects in a fatal stabbing that happened in a bar parking lot on Saturday.

On Nov. 6 at around 1:07 a.m., Lakewood officers were called to a report of a stabbing at the Oaktree Food & Drink Company at 8011 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest.

Officers found a 31-year-old man with stab wounds in the parking lot and gave him medical help until medics arrived, but he died at the scene.

Police said the investigation showed that the victim had been in an argument with three men at the bar. The fight spilled out into the parking lot, where the victim was stabbed.

Investigators said the three men may have been at the Steilacoom Pub before coming to the Oaktree. At least one of the men was overheard saying they were in the military.

After the stabbing, the three men left in what was described as a “lifted” black Ford truck with “blacked out” accessories.

The three men are described as:

1) White, about 30 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a stocky build.

2) Black, about 21 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a medium build.

3) White, about 21 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a medium build and dark hair and eyes.

Lakewood police provided suspect photos taken from surveillance video.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Lakewood Police Department. Tips can be called in to the lead detective at 253-830-5014 or the anonymous tip line at 253-830-5064.  Tips can also be submitted anonymously on the department’s website or through Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers.