Good Samaritan helping robbery victim stabbed multiple times


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A Good Samaritan was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after police said he was stabbed multiple times by a suspect on the south side of Indianapolis.

It happened in the 4200 block of South East Street in the parking lot of Kroger before 8 p.m.

Marvin McGhee told 24-Hour News 8 it was a natural instinct to help.

Police said he and two other men rushed to help a woman after getting her purse snatched.

Police said the woman was leaving the store and putting money into the Red Kettle for the Salvation Army when a man snatched her purse.

Witnesses told police she ran into the store asking for help. Three men, including the store manager chased after the suspect. The tackled, wrestled, and held him down waiting for police to arrive on scene.

McGhee said in the process of helping, one of the guys was stabbed multiple times.

“This guy (suspect) was swinging the knife and sticking it in one of the guys and from what I heard was 10 to 15 times he stabbed him with the knife,” said McGhee. “One of them I did see was a 5 or 6 inch slash. It looked like a scalpel, but it wasn’t.”

Police said the Good Samaritan was taken to the hospital in serious, but stable condition.

The suspect was also taken to the hospital. Police said he will most likely face robbery and battery charges.

As for the woman, McGhee said she was shaken up by what happened, but was very thankful for their help.

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