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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:33 am, Tue Sep 25, 2012.

A Lodi High School graduate and senior at the University of the Pacific was stabbed multiple times on Sunday during a party at an apartment near the campus.

Tyler Sandelin, who is majoring in mechanical engineering, was in stable condition on Monday after suffering multiple stab wounds.

The 21-year-old was at a party when a non-student started an argument with one of Sandelin's friends, said family friend Karen Stephens. Sandelin came to the aid of his friend, Stephens said, and the non-student stabbed him multiple times in the upper body.

He was taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center, where he received 40 units of blood, Stephens said. Family friends are organizing a blood drive on Wednesday at Hutchins Street Square, and the community is encouraged to donate.

Stockton police responded to the stabbing at 1:22 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Pacific Avenue, Stockton Police spokesman officer Joe Silva said.

Officers are still searching for the suspect. Witnesses described him as an Asian male in his early 20s, who is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 160 pounds. Anyone with information on the suspect should contact Stockton police at 209-937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at 209-946-0600.

On Sunday morning, Pacific Vice President for Student Life Elizabeth Griego sent out an email to staff, faculty and students, saying she is relieved Sandelin is expected to survive his injuries. She also reassured students that this was a one-time incident.

"This was not a random incident but instead was the result of an argument between invited guests at a party. There is no ongoing threat to campus safety," Griego wrote.

Sandelin played football at Lodi High and is passionate about rugby. He is in Pacific's mechanical engineering program, where students graduate in five years with both their bachelor's and master's degrees, Stephens said. Sandelin is also the son of the city of Lodi Public Works director Wally Sandelin.

Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com. Read her blog at www.lodinews.com/blogs/citybuzz.

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1 comment:

  • Josh Morgan posted at 12:31 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 529

    I am so relieved to learn that this young man will survive his injuries. It also reminds me of something my parents told me many years ago....."nothing good usually happens after midnight".

    My thoughts and prayers will be with the Sandelin family and hoping for a speedy recovery.

     

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