On June 28th the Boulder Police Department Communication Center received multiple 911 calls in reference to a stabbing which had just occurred in the area of 28th Street and Valmont Road. Multiple officers responded to the area and subsequently located a male victim. The victim had multiple stab wounds in various areas of his body, including near his neck. The victim had substantial injuries and a witness on scene was assisting in applying pressure to the wounds prior to police arriving on scene.
The victim was quickly transported to Boulder Community Health and was seen in the Emergency Room. After being initially evaluated in the ER, medical staff began emergency surgery and the victim is in stable condition and recovering at BCH.
Within minutes of the 911 phone calls, police were also able to locate a possible suspect who was hiding behind a building and bushes in the area of 30th Street and Valmont Road. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody and multiple witnesses were able to confirm the male as the suspect who stabbed the victim.
Because of the severity of the injuries to the victim and the violence of the crime, detectives from the Major Crimes Unit of the police department responded and began investigating the incident. Through the course of the investigation, the male suspect initially detained was identified as Eric Serrott. An arrest warrant was authored for Serrott and he was subsequently arrested for the below charges:
- Attempted First Degree Murder
- First Degree Assault
Detectives also learned that prior to the attack, the victim was sleeping in a make-shift camp site along the creek in the 2700 block of Valmont Road. There were multiple individuals at the camp site and the victim and other occupants woke up to the attack and witnessed Serrott stabbing the victim. At this time there is no known motive for the attack and Serrott remains in custody at the Boulder County Jail.
All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.