PIO: Lt. Dave Edwards
Domestic Violence Related Attempted Homicide
May 29, 2014
On May 29, 2014 at 09:27 a.m., Bountiful City Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting that a male had tried to run over a female with a vehicle, and had then attacked and stabbed the female in the parking lot of Common Cents at 400 North 500 West in Bountiful. The suspect had reportedly been detained by store patrons.
Officers responded to the area and found the female victim, 43 year old Anahit Markosyan had multiple knife wounds. Markosyan was transported to Lakeview Hospital. The suspect, 50 year old Stepan Badikyan, was detained at the scene and transported to Lakeview Hospital for treatment of self-inflicted injuries.
The victim told officers a violent dispute erupted during a discussion about divorce.
The investigation is ongoing.
Any witness to this event should contact Bountiful City Police Department at 801-298-6000.