Don't know if it was posted, but it happened right across the street from where I live. I probably go to this Wal-Mart 3 or 4 times a week.
ST. MARYS, Ga. - A Lynchburg, Va., man is recovering from multiple stab wounds to the chest after he was attacked in the crowded parking lot of a St. Marys Walmart early Saturday night, police said.
Witnesses told police they saw three men chase the victim, Michael Shannon Grant, 39, in the parking lot at 6:14 p.m., throw him to the ground and punch him repeatedly.
One of the men stabbed Grant several times before two women who were with the attackers pulled him off the victim, said Lt. Johnny Guy, a St. Marys police detective.
After the attack, witnesses said the three men and two women ran through the parking lot and got into a white 2000 to 2005 Chevrolet Impala with a temporary Florida tag that began with the letter A. The vehicle had darkly tinted windows and possible front end damage, Guy said.
A witness applied pressure to the victim's wounds until emergency medical technicians arrived. Grant was flown by emergency medical helicopter to Shands Jacksonville where he was listed in good condition Monday, Guy said.
Grant told police he had recently moved to Jacksonville and apparently knew his attackers, Guy said.
Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call St. Marys police at (912) 882-4488.
Don't know if I would have interevened or not considering there were 3 men and 2 women involved, but it's certainly scary to think I could have easily been loading groceries when this happened.