A man is seen sitting in the front passenger’s seat of the car with an apparent stab — a friend in the driver’s seat can be heard saying, “His guts are right there,” though the wound isn’t visible on the video footage released.
The officer was attempting to decipher the extent of the man’s injuries, and at one point reported to dispatch that the man was going out of consciousness. The officer then commandeers a man’s jacket in order to have another person apply pressure to the wound.
A woman, who only spoke Spanish in the video, told a bi-lingual friend she saw who did it but didn’t know the person.
A couple of the people become agitated with the officer after his response to their questions.
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“If you don’t find out who did it, what’s going to happen to him?” the bi-lingual man asks.
The officer responds, “We’re going to get him help first,” and asks the bi-lingual man if he can ask in Spanish the stab victim or the man applying pressure to his wound if they knew who did it.
After a brief conversation, the bi-lingual man slams his hand against the car yelling, “We need an ambulance” and angrily walks away.
Investigators are still interviewing witnesses and will continue to look at any cellphone video anyone may have taken that night, said Fairfield Police Officer Doug Day.
Day said it is believed there were six victims, but only five were stabbed. That sixth person was cut on barbed wire and not injured during the incident, he said.
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police at 513-829-8201. Witnesses can also call the Fairfield Police Department Tip Line at 513-896-8200, and tips can be submitted online at www.fairfieldoh.gov/AnonymousCrimeTip. Witnesses can remain anonymous.