Edmonds man arrested for allegedly stabbing father to death

A 24-year-old man was taken into custody after investigators say he allegedly stabbed and killed his father Thursday morning.

A 24-year-old man was taken into custody after investigators say he allegedly stabbed and killed his father Thursday morning.

At 2:41 a.m., officers received a call at the station call box from a man who wanted to report he had committed a “premeditated homicide,” according to police.

When officers contacted the man, he told them he had just stabbed his father and walked to the police station to report it, investigators said.

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Officers went to the home and found a 64-year-old man, who neighbors identified Thursday night as Steve Fry, with multiple stab wounds inside. Fry died at the scene.

Neighbors said Fry was kind, friendly and a longtime resident of the neighborhood.

Fry's son was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. The stabbing is being investigated as a domestic violence incident.

Investigators said in previous contacts with the suspect, his family had reported he had a history of mental illness.

Neighbors said Fry had been trying very hard to help him.

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