Kirkwood man charged in stabbing of nonprofit employee

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by Diana Zoga / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 10:52 PM

(KMOV) -- Police in Kirkwood have charged a man following the investigation of a stabbing that occurred late Tuesday evening.

Brian O’Hallaron, 23, was charged Wednesday with felony first-degree assault and felony armed criminal action, according to the Kirkwood Police Department.

Tuesday, police responded to a call about a stabbing on Boaz Avenue around 2:45 p.m.  Investigators shut down the street as they collected evidence.  

Police Chief Jack Plummer told News 4 that officers arrested the suspect a short time later.

According to authorities, the victim had driven to O’Hallaron’s home to pick him up and take him to the library as part of his employment with Life Skills.

"A spokesperson for Life Skills confirms that the victim is a employee of the organization, a nonprofit that assists people with developmental disabilities."

The victim told officers that once he arrived, O’Hallaron approached his car, put his backpack in the back seat and allegedly stabbed him in the neck with a large knife.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for damage to a vein.  He is currently in the hospital and is expected to be okay.

The circumstances that lead up to this stabbing remain unclear.

 

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