Police seek suspect in overnight stabbing in Richmond - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Police seek suspect in overnight stabbing in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A 21-year-old is in intensive care after being stabbed several times Friday night.  It happened around 3 a.m. on W. Marshall St. in Jackson Ward.

Neighbors say this all started during a party in a home on W. Marshall St. One witness says the stabbing victim came to the party uninvited. The fight started when neighbors say the hosts kicked him out. Moments later he was stabbed in the back and on his way to the hospital.

Rosel Meyer lives next door to where the stabbing took place. She says she's friends with the man that was stabbed.

"There were people on the porch and I guess he stopped by and they said, 'Yeah you need to leave' because he was being a little too crazy. Yeah, I guess he's not invited back over there again."

Police are now looking for a male suspect they believe is responsible for the stabbing. Right now there's only a vague description for what this guy might look like. Daniel So and his roommate Marcus Wardlow woke up around 3 a.m. to screams outside their window.

"It kind of sucks when you live on this street and things happen like that, it worries you a little bit."

This neighborhood is a mix of VCU students and families. So says incidents like this are happening more often in his neighborhood.

"Every time I come home late at night, especially the weekends and just Thursdays, there's always cops just on this street, different commotions."

Students in this area say they're starting to question just how safe they are around their neighborhood.

"It definitely makes you feel like you need to be a little more safe, make sure you lock your doors and watch who you talk to and who you're around at certain times."

Rosel says she's not sure she's going to keep going to parties with her friends after seeing what happened early Saturday morning. 

"It kind of freaks me out, like makes me nervous to go out to parties now because I don't know who's going to be wielding a knife at me for whatever reason," she said.

It's unclear whether the 21-year-old stabbed is a student, but VCU police were notified about this because it happened close to campus.

If you have any information that could help investigators, call crime stoppers at 780-1000.

Copyright 2011 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:51:20 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:30:30 GMT

    A book borrowed nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

    More >>

    A book borrowed nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Patchy Dense Fog Overnight, Sun and Heat for Sunday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Patchy Dense Fog Overnight, Sun and Heat for Sunday

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-09-23 22:42:56 GMT

    Get the latest forecast from the NBC12 First Alert Weather team.

    More >>

    Get the latest forecast from the NBC12 First Alert Weather team.

    More >>
  • Woman hit and killed by van in Richmond

    Woman hit and killed by van in Richmond

    Saturday, September 23 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-09-23 21:31:44 GMT
    A woman has died, after police say she was struck by a van in Richmond. Police say the woman was walking across the 1100 block of Azalea Avenue around 3 p.m. Saturday, when she was struck by a van turning left off Seminary Avenue. The driver of that van stayed on the scene. Police say the woman was already dead when they got to the scene. The driver is not facing charges at this time. The investigation continues, as police work to notify the victim's family.

    More >>

    A woman has died, after police say she was struck by a van in Richmond. Police say the woman was walking across the 1100 block of Azalea Avenue around 3 p.m. Saturday, when she was struck by a van turning left off Seminary Avenue. The driver of that van stayed on the scene. Police say the woman was already dead when they got to the scene. The driver is not facing charges at this time. The investigation continues, as police work to notify the victim's family.

    More >>

Powered by Frankly