Memphis man stabs woman at bus stop because he 'doesn't like gay people,' police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man was arrested for stabbing a woman at a bus stop Wednesday morning, according to MPD.

According to police, the victim was standing at the bus stop when Gaylord McDowell, 39, approached her.

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Police said the suspect walked towards the victim 'in attack mode.'

When the victim asked the suspect to calm down, the conversation escalated into an argument.

The argument expanded into an attack when McDowell pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the breast, police said.

A MATA driver then pulled up to the bus stop and noticed the victim bleeding. The driver immediately called MPD.

When police arrested McDowell in the area, he told them he did not know the victim. However, McDowell did admit stabbing her in the chest.

"I already know what the police got me for... for that girl!," McDowell said. Officers found a knife on him and he said, "That's the same knife I had the other day."

He was taken to the Ridgeway Police Station for further questioning. Eventually, he told officers that the victim was gay and, "he does not like gay people."

GayLord McDowell was charged with criminal attempt-second degree murder.

The victim was transported to Regional One in non-critical condition. She received ten stitches in her right breast.