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Tampa Police Working to Identify Stabbing Suspect


TAMPA, Fla.- The Tampa Police Department is actively working to identify the suspect seen in a video related to a stabbing incident that took place on March 4, 2024, on the 1500 block of East 8th Avenue. The victim in this case, an adult male, was treated and released from the hospital for what were thankfully non-life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, it was determined that the victim in this case was experiencing homelessness. In response, officers assigned to patrol as well as those assigned as homeless affairs liaisons have increased their proactive work with the homeless in an effort to generate possible leads in this case and also remind those in need of available resources.

The Tampa Police Department works in partnership with a variety of organizations to assist those who are homeless. If you know someone in need, the following resources are available:

- The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, dial 211.

- Use the following link for a variety of resources: https://www.tampa.gov/homeless

We urge members of our community to report any suspicious activity to the police by contacting our nonemergency line at 813-231-6130 or dialing 911 in case of emergencies.

If you can assist in identifying, the subject shown in the video, please contact Tampa Police or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS (8477) or via TIP411.

VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/kNxaSxnReL8