Woman stabbed outside west Nashville Target

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 11:07am
Staff reports

Metro Police are searching for the person who attacked a female shopper as she was walking to her car outside a west Nashville Target store Tuesday night.

The 46-year-old victim was talking to friends at 8 p.m. when the suspect approached her, stabbed her in the back without provocation, and fled with her purse in a late '90s or early 2000 model dark blue Ford Mustang occupied by at least one other person, police said.

The victim was taken to St. Thomas hospital. Her injuries are non-lifethreatening, police said.

Police describe the suspect as a clean-cut, light-skinned black male in his 20s or early 30s. He is about 5-foot-10 inches tall who weighs about 160 pounds.

Surveillance video released Wednesday from the parking lot at the White Bridge Road store shows the suspect’s car and people running toward the store for help.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or can identify the suspect vehicle is encouraged to call West Precinct detectives at 862-7385 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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3 Comments on this post:

By: Equanimity on 10/28/09 at 12:56

Too bad the surveillance didn't prevent this poor woman being stabbed. We're plunging headlong into constant surveillance as a society, and for what?

Target's cameras - the most sophisticated among any retailers - may help nab the stabber. But where the hell was Target security for its customers in that parking lot? C'mon, they use their surveillance for protecting themselves and their merchandise. You're on your own when you walk in or out of their stores, so long as you're a paying customer.

By: DDG on 10/28/09 at 3:55

Probably some crackhead or wannabe gang banger. Too bad they are too stupid to realize that snatching a purse is much less time in jail than snatching a purse AND attempted MURDER. IDIOTS. Just take the purse and run.

By: fightcrib on 10/29/09 at 2:28

The perpatrator allegedly thought she was a UConn fan, but stopped stabbing her when he realized she was not.