Man stabbed, roommate tasered in home

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SALT LAKE CITY — One man was in serious condition Saturday after being stabbed and his roommate shocked by a stun gun during a home invasion.

Investigators were looking for the two men Saturday night who committed the alleged assault and trying to determine whether the incident was a case of mistaken identity.

About 11:45 p.m. Friday, two men wearing bandanas over their faces entered a home at 1254 E. Westminster Ave. (1900 South) through a back door, said Salt Lake City police Lt. Josh Scharman. The men were armed with a stun gun and a knife with a 10-inch blade, he said.

They confronted two men, aged 22 and 21, inside. The home invaders asked for a third person whom the residents said they didn't know, Scharman said.

That's when the men assaulted the 22-year-old resident, hitting him on the head and stabbing him, Scharman said. His 21-year-old roommate tried to intervene and was given a "zap" with the stun gun in the chest or stomach.

The intruders left the house and the 21-year-old drove his roommate to the hospital where police were called. Scharman said it did not appear anything from the house was taken.

Anyone with information on the incident can call police at 801-799-3000.

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