Pasco Police are searching for a suspect in a stabbing at the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission.
Paul Anthony McVay, 41, stabbed a 22-year-old man who was a resident of the shelter, located at 112 N. Second Ave., in the chest with a knife after a fight Saturday evening, said Sgt. Brad Gregory.
The victim was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, where he was expected to undergo surgery Saturday night, Gregory said. He said that, while the wound didn’t appear life threatening, there were concerns that the victim’s aorta might have been stabbed.
Herald archives show several convictions for McVay. In 2008, he was given a 90-day suspended jail sentence and fined $500 for driving with a suspended license.In 2004, McVay was given a year suspended sentence and fined $500 for third-degree theft.
He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 75 suspended, and fined $400 for another drivers license violation in 2001.
The shelter has separate locations form men and women and children on Second Avenue. It has a no drug or alcohol policy.
Andrew Porter, the mission’s assistant executive director, could not be reached late Saturday.