Teen beaten unconscious at South Kitsap party

A teenager was left clinging to life early this week after he was allegedly beaten at a birthday party last weekend at a South Kitsap home, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Spokesman Scott Wilson said the 17-year-old victim, a Central Kitsap High School student, reportedly attended a party on Feb. 12, on the 10000 block of Fairview Boulevard, with another male, an 18-year-old CKHS student.

The party was being held for a South Kitsap High School student.

According to Wilson, the incident began sometime before 9:30 p.m., when the two teens decided to leave the party.

While returning to their vehicle, the victims were reportedly attacked by a large group of partygoers.

The pair was repeatedly punched and kicked, and while the 18-year-old was not seriously injured, the 17-year-old sustained serious head injuries, and was knocked unconscious temporarily following the attack.

Although deputies were dispatched to the home shortly after 10 p.m. the same night of the attack, Wilson said his office did not learn of the attack until the following day, when Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue crews were called to the home of the injured teen, who had been vomiting and complaining of pain all night long.

The 17-year-old was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was last known to be in satisfactory condition, after undergoing surgery and leaving intensive care.

The Sheriff’s office is still investigating the incident, and anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Detective Roger Howerton at (360) 337-5611.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at (800) CRIME-13.

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