Salt Lake City Police: teen boy stabbed in domestic dispute

SALT LAKE CITY — Police said a teenage boy was stabbed in an apparent domestic dispute.

The stabbing happened just before 7 p.m. inside the 600 Lofts apartment building on 6th South and State Street.

Investigators said an intoxicated man went to his girlfriend’s apartment, but she wasn’t home.

Her son, who police said is around 14 or 15 years old, was home with his younger sister and he refused to let the man inside.

Moments later, the boy’s mother returned home and that is when police believe this altercation escalated.

“When the girlfriend showed up, the mother of the juvenile, she didn’t know about the previous confrontation,” said Lt. Russ Amott with the Salt Lake City Police Department. “She let the boyfriend into the apartment and he immediately assaulted the juvenile.”

Police said the juvenile defended himself with a knife, and he and the suspect, 40-year-old Jon Kasai, suffered minor injuries and were treated at hospitals.

Kaiasi was booked into jail and faces charges of child abuse, assault and intoxication.