Police: Man Jumped While Walking Down The Street, Slashed With His Own Knife

Delaware State Police are investigating an assault that occurred early Monday morning that left a 24-year-old Georgetown man injured, ACCORDING TO Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on September 6, 2021, at approximately 5:30 a.m., the 24-year-old male victim was walking westbound on Old Furnace Road west of Rum Bridge Road. As a vehicle drove close to the victim as he walked on the roadway, he made a hand gesture to the vehicle. After the car drove by, it turned around, and approximately three or four subjects exited. The victim attempted to remove a pocket knife he had on his person to defend himself but was assaulted by the subjects before he could protect himself. During the altercation, one of the subjects took the victim’s knife and cut him with it, said Pepper. They then reentered the vehicle and fled the area in an unknown direction.

The victim contacted an acquaintance and was transported to a nearby hospital by private vehicle for medical treatment. He was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a thin build, approximately 6′ tall, black male. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is described as an average build, approximately 5’8″, white male. He was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored sedan, possibly a Kia Soul.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Detective Paul H. Taylor with the Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-752-3795.

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