Santa Rosa man arrested after attacking father with meat cleaver

Santa Rosa man arrested after attacking father with meat cleaver
Son arrested after allegedly stabbing father with meat cleaver in Santa Rosa
A 38-year-old man was arrested after allegedly attacking his 63-year-old father with a large meat cleaver in their Santa Rosa apartment on Monday evening, according to police. 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 mans father bleeding profusely. Investigators determined that Chan got upset with his father and stabbed him several times with the meat cleaver.

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.

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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.


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