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Blotter: Denton police investigate stabbing at gas station

Denton police are looking for a suspect in connection with a stabbing Tuesday night at a Shell gas station in the 1000 block of Dallas Drive. 

Police spokesman Shane Kizer said he didn't know the 44-year-old victim's condition when he was transported to Medical City Denton. The man is expected to survive his wounds, Kizer said. 

Police were initially dispatched to Medical City Denton after hospital security notified them. The victim said he had been with his girlfriend at the gas station when her ex-boyfriend approached them. 

The two men started fighting when the victim felt "an awkward punch under his jaw," according to Kizer. The victim then noticed he was bleeding before the suspect said, "This is what you deserve," Kizer said. 

Kizer said the police report didn't specify the type of weapon used in the assault. The victim suffered a cut under his chin and a laceration on his finger. 

The suspect fled the scene. Police are investigating the incident as an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

Other reports

300 block of Jannie Street — A man was reportedly stabbed on Tuesday after attempting to intervene in a "domestic situation" between his girlfriend and ex-boyfriend at an east Denton home. 

No arrests were made. The report did not specify whether the man needed medical attention. 

700 block of Londonderry Lane — Jewelry, money, prescription medication and a firearm were stolen from a 34-year-old woman's apartment on Tuesday morning, according to police. 

The woman filed the burglary report at about 11:30 a.m. No arrests were made. 

2500 block of Interstate 35 — A 28-year-old man was arrested on assault charges after a woman accused him of choking and beating her, according to a police report. 

Police said the victim did not want to be taken to a hospital by paramedics, but the extent of her injuries is unclear. 

Police said the suspect drove away in a vehicle before they arrived. The man was eventually arrested on charges of family violence assault and interference with an emergency call. 


From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

A total of 19 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 109 calls for service and made six arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 28 medical calls, one building fire and one grass fire.