MPD investigating stabbing in Whitehaven area, suspect on the run

by: Jerrita Patterson Updated:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man was stabbed in the 1400 block of East Shelby Drive Saturday evening just before 7 p.m.

By Sunday morning, things were clear. The only thing remaining was a wooden pallet and a pile of debris. But something else that remains, is something you can't see, it's 'hope' that the recent attack will be an isolated incident and not the norm.

"We have a responsibility to here to our community, to our people, our children," local business owner Bishop Earl Baskin Jr. said. "Maybe we can curtail some of the discouragement in this city."

It's a responsibility Baskin takes seriously. He told FOX13 he opened his restaurant Southern Hands #2, in the community for a reason, to bring back the lost hope.

"If we would just take time to walk these streets and let folks know, 'hey we are here,'" Baskin said.

The local business owner said curbing violence must also include neighbors looking out for one another.

"I'll watch out of him, you watch out for mine and we watch one anothers back," Baskin added.

In the meantime, Baskin said it will take a community effort to pick up the pieces to get things back on track.

Police told FOX13, the victim knew his attacker. The victim was taken to Regional One in critical condition. 

No one has been arrested for the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.


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