Crime

Man stabbed several times after refusing to give a suspect money, Myrtle Beach police say

A man was stabbed multiple times in Myrtle Beach late Saturday night and police are investigating the incident, according to an incident report.

Police responded to the 200 block of Cedar Street for the report of an assault. There, officers found a victim being treated by emergency medical services personnel for multiple stab wounds, the report states.

The man told police an unidentified suspect approached him asking for money. The victim told officers the suspect began stabbing him when he didn’t comply with the request, according to the report.

The victim described the suspect as a black man with a short afro who wearing dark clothing and a backpack. Officers believe the suspect left the incident location and headed toward U.S. 501, the report states.

The victim was taken to the hospital and the investigation is ongoing.

David Wetzel serves in both editor and reporter roles for The Sun News. An award-winning journalist, he has reported on all types of news, sports and features stories in over a decade as a member of the staff. Wetzel has won awards for sports column, feature and headline writing.
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