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New clue in North Charleston stabbing case

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By Bill Burr

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Surveillance video could help police find out who stabbed an elderly man in North Charleston Wednesday.

Investigators said the stabbing happened outside of Jo Jo Quick Stop on Rivers Avenue at about 11 a.m.

Investigators said someone walked up to Charles Rutledge, 75, and stabbed him.

"I see a man walking through the parking lot," a witness told 911 operators. "And another man walked up toward him.  And it looked like he took something from him and run off.  And when I looked at the other man he's bleeding and now on the ground.  And I came down here and he's bleeding.  And I said, 'Did he stick you?'  And he said, 'Yeah.' The man actually sticked him and run away."

The witness told police the suspect ran toward Reynolds Avenue but officers never found the person the witness saw.

Now officers are focusing their attention on surveillance cameras mounted outside the convenience store.

Video from the cameras show a man approaching Rutledge and reaching out to him.

A witness told police the suspect had long dreads or braids.

Police have not located the suspect. If you have any information or recognize the person in the video is, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.


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