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.

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