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Ketchikan man charged in weekend stabbing death

January 17, 2018

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A 38-year-old Ketchikan man faces a preliminary hearing Monday on a charge of second-degree murder in a stabbing death.

Ketchikan radio station KRBD reports Darrell Taylor Ryan is charged with killing 31-year-old Aaron Dixon.

Ryan told Ketchikan police he stabbed Dixon after he felt threatened by the younger man.

Police at 9 p.m. Friday took a call of men fighting at a home and found Dixon with stab wounds to his upper body. An adult and four children also were at the home.

Officers performed CPR and emergency responders transported Dixon to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police Sgt. Andrew Berntson says officers recovered a bloody kitchen knife with an 8-inch blade.

Police found Ryan at another home and arrested him. He’s jailed at Ketchikan Correctional Center.


Information from: KRBD-FM, http://www.ktn.net/krbd/

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