Officer credited with saving man's life in Hopewell stabbing

Jonathan Branch (Source: Hopewell Police)
Jonathan Branch (Source: Hopewell Police)
Published: Apr. 2, 2018 at 7:41 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 6, 2018 at 1:43 PM EDT
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Officer Shawn Grant (Source: Hopewell Police Department)
Officer Shawn Grant (Source: Hopewell Police Department)

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - An argument between housemates turned violent on April 1, the Hopewell Police Department said, with one man ending up in the hospital with stabbing wounds.

The suspect, 29-year-old Jonathan Branch, is accused of stabbing his housemate on April 1. Police say Branch and the victim were arguing at their home in the 1100 block of Wall Avenue around 5:50 p.m. when Branch stabbed the victim several times.

A fire captain says that Police Officer Shawn Grant helped saved the victim's life by applying a tourniquet.

"Had that not happened, the victim would have bled out," the Hopewell Police Department said.

The victim was taken to VCU Medical Center by med-flight for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Branch is charged with aggravated malicious wounding and is at Riverside Regional Jail.

Anyone with information about the stabbing should call Lead Detective Keith Krueger of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2284.

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