WPD update: W. Main Street stabbing

WATERTOWN, NY — The Watertown Police Department issued the following news release:

On Saturday 06/22/2019, on or about 12:28 AM, our uniform patrol officers were
dispatched to Samaritan Medical Center for a report of three persons being assaulted with a knife.

During the investigation, officers learned the offense occurred shortly after
midnight outside a residence in the 700 block of W. Main St. in the City. The suspect had fled the scene before police arrived.

Two of the victims are: 28-year-old Alexander E. Sullivan, who received numerous stab wounds and a broken arm. Due to his injuries he was admitted to the hospital but has since been released.

The second victim is 32-year-old Justin A. Sullivan, who received multiple stab wounds. He was treated for his injuries and was discharged.

The third victim is a 22-year-old female, who was treated and released for her injuries. At this time, she has declined to press charges.

All the victims reside in Watertown.

On this date, our detectives interviewed the person responsible for the assaults.

He assisted in recovering the weapon reportedly used during the assault.

We have arrested Malachi J. Harris, 23, of 728 W. Main St., Apt. 1, in the City. He has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault, a class D Felony. He was brought to City Court where he was arraigned before the Hon. Eugene Renzi, who committed him to the jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

Our detectives were assisted by members of the Metro Jeff Drug Task Force.