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Whitefish man charged with killing his father

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 10:20 AM Updated:

A Whitefish man is dead after a brutal stabbing, and his son - Tanner Hosek - is now in custody on a murder charge.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says deputies were dispatched to a reported stabbing in the Whitefish area at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. 

It was a witness who reported the incident after seeing a struggle between two men outside a residence on Wilderness Lane.

Deputies found Eric Kevin Hosek dead at the scene; he reportedly had been stabbed several times.

His son Tanner, who also lived at the residence, was found at the scene.

Tanner, 26 years old, was taken to North Valley Hospital in Whitefish to be treated for minor injuries before being booked into the Flathead County jail in Kalispell. 

Tanner is initially being held for deliberate homicide pending the filing of formal charges.

"We are not sure exactly right now why this occurred or exactly what happened," Sheriff Curry said. "We, of course, have one story and our detectives are working on the investigation trying to piece it together."

Sheriff Curry says more details about the incident will be released when they become available.

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