ANCHORAGE - A teenager accused of stabbing a man who stopped to offer him help has been charged as an adult with first-degree assault, the district attorney's office said.
David Christopher Kellum, 17, also is charged with four counts of reckless endangerment, according to court documents.
Kellum is accused of stabbing Johnnie F. Bowen, 42, with a folding knife Friday evening around rush hour. Bowen suffered lacerations to his spleen and diaphragm and required surgery. He was recovering Monday in the hospital.
According to police and charging documents, Kellum was driving recklessly in his mother's 2003 Dodge Durango. Bowen stopped at a red light in front the Anchorage Police Department. The Durango pulled up behind him and started flashing the high beams, charges say. Bowen said he thought there might be a medical emergency, so he got out of his pickup, walked over to the driver's-side window and tapped on the glass. Kellum attacked Bowen as Bowen started walking back to his pickup.