Details:  On December 8, 2005 at approx. 7:16 a.m. Officers from the Lodi Police Department responded to 140 Swain Dr. in Lodi for a stabbing which occurred inside the residence.  A 37 year old male (whose name is withheld pending family notification) was stabbed multiple times by his friend and parolee Richard Cooper (DOB 2-7-60).  According to the victim, (who is also on active parole) Cooper stabbed him with a 10 kitchen knife after a night of heavy drinking.  Responding officers found the suspect walking on Harney Lane near the railroad tracks after a brief attempt to evade officers.  Cooper was taken into custody and is being charged with attempted homicide.   The victim is being treated at Lodi Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition at this time.  Updated information regarding the victim will be released as it becomes available.


LPD Case #:  05-12810

Contact:  Officer Hettie Schaffer P.I.O. 209-329-4897 or


Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Lodi Police Department at (209) 333-6727.  Anonymous tips can be called in to the Lodi Area Crime Stoppers at (209) 333-6771.  


Richard Cooper DOB 2-7-60