Man stabbed in Walmart parking lot in St. Marys, GA

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    Man stabbed in Walmart parking lot in St. Marys, GA

    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.

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    Not that far from me bout 60 miles south, I have been in that walmart many times. I think I would have tried to help.....if help means pointing my gun and yelling stop with all intentions to shoot if need be.
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    I would of tried to help but I am only armed with a knife. So Cops get called first then knife comes out if they try to rush me.
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    Suprised that with all the Navy there that no one tried to help.
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    ???? If victim knew his attackers as stated in the article, why are they asking for tips from the public? What am I missing here? Ask the victim for his buddies names & addresses! Sounds fishy ... drug deal gone bad, or a soured love quadrangle?
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    Hard to say about getting involved. You really wouldn't have known who the bad guy was untill the knife came out.
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    when i was stationed there it was a pretty quiet place, but always worried about rifraff getting off 95 for gas
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    Heard from very reliable source that it was a drug deal gone bad and the victim was friends with the perps.
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    I wonder what the actual criminal statistics are for WalMart. Wouldn't surprise me if it were to turn out that a felonious assault occurs at some WalMart somewhere, at least once each day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    I wonder what the actual criminal statistics are for WalMart. Wouldn't surprise me if it were to turn out that a felonious assault occurs at some WalMart somewhere, at least once each day.
    Somewhere in the last year or so, I saw a stat about over 1 million crimes in Wal-Mart a year. Can't find that. But, did find this...

    Wal-Mart Crime Reports

    WakeUpWalMart.com Releases First National Wal-Mart Crime Study - "Is Wal-Mart Safe?"
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    Jax is one of Florida's "extra mag" towns. I live only 90 minutes away, and on the occasions that we travel there, we are extremely cautious.

    We all talk about what we'd do if we saw something like this happening, but what about this victim's decision not to prepare for his own defense? Many of the hate weapons, but when attacked, expect those with arms to come to their assistance.
    Me? I'll just use my phone and dial 911. (There are some exceptions to my normal procedure...)
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    Wait, they put a Wal Mart in St. Mary's? I used to live there. Went to school there for a short period also. Must have grown up quite a bit since I left there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Jax is one of Florida's "extra mag" towns. I live only 90 minutes away, and on the occasions that we travel there, we are extremely cautious.

    We all talk about what we'd do if we saw something like this happening, but what about this victim's decision not to prepare for his own defense? Many of the hate weapons, but when attacked, expect those with arms to come to their assistance.
    Me? I'll just use my phone and dial 911. (There are some exceptions to my normal procedure...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIXIETWISTER View Post
    Suprised that with all the Navy there that no one tried to help.
    Sailors (and Marines)or no......that was a vicious attack and, like anywhere else, most are unarmed. The speed of the attack probley negated any 'real' response' from those close by.

    I'm one of those St. Marys sailors, although I was underway at the time, who frequents that very Wally World. My family is in there twice as much as I am. I'm somewhat unsure of what my actions would be if I'd been present during that particular incident. I'd certinally would have kept my family clear and called it in. Any time, any where.

    ....and yeah, the victim knew his attackers......had been doing drugs with his attackers all day prior to them 'loseing thier temper' at him. I got that tidbit from a depudy buddy of mine after I got back home.

    Retsupt's right, J'ville has become a 'two mag' tow, and we're only a hop, skip, and a jump from there.
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