Update at 2:45 p.m. – Fort Worth police have arrested Jose Carron. Police found Carron at a local restaurant and he was taken into custody without incident. Police say the deadly stabbing was not a random act of violence and that the suspect and victim knew each other. Police do not know how the two knew each other. Carron is being questioned by detectives.
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Fort Worth have identified a suspect in the case of a fatal stabbing at Ridgmar Mall on Thursday night.
The incident happened around 8:45 p.m., shortly before the shopping center closed for the day.
Fort Worth Police have identified the suspect as 27-year-old Jose Carreon.
Carreon is described as standing 5-foot-7 with a thin build and black, short-cropped hair. He is believed to be armed with a knife and considered “very dangerous.”
Police say he is driving a purple, 1999 Honda Accord, Texas license plate “CVB4731”. He is believed to be heading south from Fort Worth.
The victim was walking to his car in the parking lot, between Dillard’s and Old Navy. That is when the man was attacked by somebody and stabbed multiple times.
“He had his bags and all of that, so it wasn’t like a robbery or anything,” recalled a witness identified as Blake. “It looked like he was leaving because he was shopping. Someone came up from behind him, stabbed him, he fell back and they took off outside.”
Immediately after the attack, the victim ran back inside of the shopping mall. He dropped his bags inside of the doorway and then collapsed on the floor. “He was lying on the ground in a puddle of blood,” said a witness named Amber. “He was very pale.”
A mall employee called 911 and authorities arrived at the scene. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, but he did not survive.
Authorities have not released a possible motive for the attack, but have said that it was not a random act of violence.
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