Police ID man charged in stabbing outside Riverside food store

Police say stabbing follow attempted robbery

By Colette DuChanois - Web producer

Raleigh Harrison Jr., 39, is accused stabbing a man at a Riverside gas station.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man was taken into custody after another man was stabbed during an attempted robbery Tuesday night in the Riverside neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

It happened about 9 p.m. in the parking lot of a food store at the corner of King and Post streets. 

Officers told News4Jax that 39-year-old Raleigh Harrison Jr. tried to rob another man and a fight ensued, during which the suspect stabbed the other man and then ran off. 

According to Harrison’s arrest report, when he and the victim went to the ground, a bystander broke up the fight and told both men to go home. That’s when, according to the report, Harrison cut the victim in the back of the head with a 4-inch knife. 

Harrison was arrested at a nearby apartment building, police said. His landlord called police when he returned home without his keys and told the landlord that he’d just stabbed someone who tried to rob him, police said. 

The man who was stabbed was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The food store was blocked off with police tape for several hours while officers investigated.

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