Woman arrested in California in connection with fatal Lynnwood stabbing

Woman arrested in California in connection with fatal Lynnwood stabbing
The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing (stock photo). (kali9)

An arrest was made Monday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 62-year-old man at the Lynnwood Fred Meyer last month.

On Jan. 24, Greg McKnight, who was on an electric scooter cart, was returning to his car after shopping in the store.

According to investigators, when Mcknight got to his car, which was parked in a handicapped spot in front of the store, he saw a silver Nissan Sentra parked on the yellow horizontal lines blocking the space to the left of his car. This was preventing him from getting into the driver’s side door.

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Prosecutors said there was a dispute between McKnight and the people inside the car.

A Fred Meyer employee told police he saw McKnight try to get into his car but couldn’t because of how close the Nissan was to his car. A woman inside the Nissan, who was later identified as 26-year-old Shayla Baylor, got out of the car and stood by the car with the door left open.

According to prosecutors, McKnight tried to close her door so he could get inside his car, but Baylor started yelling at him to not touch their car.

During the confrontation, prosecutors said a witness saw Baylor “wielding an object that appeared to be approximately a foot in length in her right hand” and saw the object striking McKnight in the leg.

Investigators said Baylor got back in the car with the driver and other passengers and they drove away from the scene.

McKnight was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries. The Snohomish County Examiner’s Office identified three cuts on him, two in his right leg and a larger one in his left.

Investigators said over several days after the stabbing, police identified Baylor based on witness information and were able to obtain an arrest warrant for her.

Lynnwood police said Baylor was arrested in the Oakland area of California.

According to investigators, two people who are believed to have been with Baylor during the stabbing were also interviewed by detectives.

No additional arrests have been made.

Police said the case is still under investigation.