Officers on the scene treated the father for his wounds before he was transported to a hospital, where he is listed in serious but stable condition, police said. Chan was detained and then booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Santa Rosa police violent crimes investigation team at (707) 543-3590 or (707) 528-5222.
Police arrested Samay Chan, of Santa Rosa, on suspicion of attempted murder after they responded at 7:27 p.m. to the apartment in the 2600 block of Northcoast Street and found the man’s father bleeding profusely.
The “Follow This Story” feature will notify you when any articles related to this story are posted.
When you follow a story, the next time a related article is published — it could be days, weeks or months — youll receive an email informing you of the update.
If you no longer want to follow a story, click the “Unfollow” link on that story. Theres also an “Unfollow” link in every email notification we send you.
The father and son live together in an apartment on Northcoast Street in west Santa Rosa where the son, Samay Chan, 38, is the 63‑year‑old fathers caretaker, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Tommy Isachsen said.
On Monday night, Chan got upset with his father and struck him at least three times with the large knife, hitting him in the head, arm and leg, Isachsen said. Officers arrested Chan on suspicion of attempted homicide and booked him into Sonoma County jail where he remained Tuesday with bail set at $1 million.
After being attacked, the father apparently headed to a nearby apartment seeking help, and returned when he found none. The son then called 911 and handed the phone to his father to speak with a dispatcher, the sergeant said.