Police: Suspect stabbed man after waiting for him in parking lot

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are looking for the man responsible for stabbing a 76-year-old man at a parking lot in North Charleston Wednesday morning.

The North Charleston Police Department says it all started at 10:55 a.m. when officers responded to Jo Jo's Quick Stop on 3312 Rivers Ave. for a stabbing.

Officers say they found the victim with a stab wound to the abdomen.

According to police, it appears the suspect waited for the victim and stabbed him as he entered the rear parking lot of the business.

The victim told officers he did not know who stabbed him.

Witnesses at the scene provided information on the suspect, who was last seen fleeing towards Reynolds Avenue.

Police are continuing the search of the suspect.

Investigators describe the suspect as a black male, 35 to 40-year-old, 6-foot, 210 pounds and having short dreads in a pony tail, and wearing a grey shirt, khaki pants and having a muscular build.

A witness said he was putting metal roofing on the roof of the business when he heard the victim.

"I was standing on the roof earlier and I heard an older man yell," said the man who eventually came down to help the victim."I looked over the roof and [the victim] was bending over and said he was stabbed...I saw a man run across the field. If I was on the ground I would have chased him."

The witness said he went to the victim's aid and noticed that the 76-year-old man had been stabbed in the abdomen.

"Why? Why? Why is my question," the witness said of the incident. "It makes me mad."

If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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