Crime

Police investigate after man says he was stabbed during Myrtle’s Market brawl

A man told Myrtle Beach police he was stabbed in the shoulder while fighting with a man who insulted his mother after being denied food at Myrtle’s Market, authorities said.

Officers were called about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to a home on the 500 block of 29th Avenue North where a 30-year-old man reported the incident, which occured earlier that day.

The victim told police he was eating at Myrtle’s Market at 605 Mr. Joe White Ave. when a man came up to him and asked for some of his food.

The victim said the man became upset when he would not give him any food, and the man then insulted the victim’s mother, police said.

The victim said he was upset by the suspect’s disrespectful comments and punched him in the face. A struggle between the two men broke out, and the victim was stabbed in the shoulder and his hand was cut while trying to get the knife away from the suspect, authorities said.

The victim told police he and the suspect then walked away from each other and that his friend called police for him when he got to her house after walking around with the stab wound for about two hours before arriving there.

Officers were able to find a crime scene at Myrtle’s Market in the parking lot and were still investigating the incident as of Thursday morning.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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