Double stabbing at Alabama Tractor Supply leaves one man paralyzed, another facing charges

Published 7:43 am Friday, May 3, 2024

One person has been charged after a double stabbing at an Alabama Tractor Supply location in Alabama last month, police said Thursday.

The incident happened on April 23, at approximately 12:20 p.m.

Atmore police responded to Tractor Supply at 161 Lindberg Avenue in reference to two people who were stabbed.

When officers arrived on the scene, one of the men subjects was located just inside the Tractor Supply entry doors bleeding profusely. Officers and employees provided first aide and applied a tourniquet to slow the blood loss.

The second male subject was found seriously injured in the parking lot also bleeding profusely and officers and other citizens provided first aide to slow the blood loss.

The officers encountered two male individuals in the parking lot who had a large amount of blood on their clothing but were not injured and were detained by the officers. The two people who were injured were transported by ambulances to Atmore Community Hospital and then were immediately flown to different trauma centers.

Investigators interviewed several witnesses at the scene. The two people who were detained were transported to the Atmore Police Department where they were questioned and released.

Due to the medical conditions of the two individuals who were stabbed, investigators were not able to interview them for several days. Meanwhile, investigators were able to view camera footage which they said clearly showed who was involved and their actions. The statements coupled with the video footage provided a clear picture of the incident.

Investigators were able to interview both injured parties the last couple of days who were still both in intensive care. The male subject who was found injured in the parking lot suffered a punctured lung, bruising across both eyes and cheeks, and is currently paralyzed below his waist. He has had multiple surgeries and has a long road to recovery.

The injured party found in Tractor Supply has also had multiple surgeries and has a long road to recovery.

The lead investigator and the Escambia County District Attorney reviewed all the evidence, discussed the video and the statements and made the determination that the injured party found in Tractor Supply will be charged with assault first degree once he becomes ambulatory.

Police said they will not be releasing his identity at this time.