Police Investigate Stabbing

Posted on  07/01/2013 5:05 pm


  • 900 block North West Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Monday, July 1, 2013, approximately 12:45 p.m.


  • 23 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware


  • Black male, 25 to 30 years old, 5’05” to 5’07”, 150 to 170 lbs.


Police are investigating a stabbing after a friendly sparring match turned violent.

At approximately 12:45 p.m. officers responded to the 900 block of North West Street after receiving a 911 call reporting a stabbing. Arriving officers located a 23 year old male in the block suffering from a laceration to his abdomen. A preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and suspect, described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, 5’05” to 5’07”, 150 to 170 lbs., were engaged in a friendly sparring match in the block. The victim struck the suspect in the face and the suspect displayed a knife and cut the victim in the abdomen. The suspect then fled north on North West Street and out of sight.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call:

  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.