UPDATE: Man Stabbed on Charleston's West Side

By: Brooks Jarosz, WSAZ News Staff Email
By: Brooks Jarosz, WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/10/12 @ 2:00 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Bloody clothes are still in the front yard following an early morning stabbing that sent one man to the hospital.

The stabbing took place on the sidewalk in the 900 block of Central Ave in Charleston.

Ahmari Smith, 20, of Detroit, was stabbed in the lower back and suffered two defensive wounds on his hands, according to Charleston Police.

A witness who did not want to be identified told WSAZ.com that she heard a lot of noise outside her home early Friday morning and went to see what was going on. When she went outside she saw four men beating a friend of her son. She screamed and told the attackers she was calling the law, at that time the attackers fled the scene.

"He was lying on the sidewalk and there was blood everywhere, I thought he was dead, they beat him pretty bad," the witness said.

Smith told police he was jumped from behind by several men but doesn't know who or why he was stabbed.

Police say Smith was rushed to CAMC General and his injuries are expected to be non life threatening.



UPDATE: 8/10/12 @ 9:20 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is recovering after getting stabbed several times early Friday morning.

Ahmari Smith, 20, of Detroit, was stabbed in the lower back and suffered two defensive wounds on his hands, according to police.

It happened in the 900 block of Central Avenue on Charleston's west side about 4:30 a.m.

Smith told police he was jumped from behind by several men but doesn't know who or why he was stabbed.

Police say Smith was rushed to CAMC General and his injuries are expected to be non life threatening.

Charleston Police are investigating.

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ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A report of a possible shooting or stabbing in Charleston.

Metro 911 told WSAZ.com it was reported about 4:34 a.m. Friday at 924 Central Avenue.

The dispatcher said a person was taken to CAMC General. It's not been released whether the person was shot or stabbed.

Charleston Police are still on the scene investigating.

Be sure to click back at WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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