Thursday, June 20, 2013
Responding to the scene of a “fight in progress,” Summerville Police Sgt. J. O’Meara observed three subjects in the street in front of 500 Woodward Boulevard. One, wearing a sleeveless blue shirt, soaked in blood on the left chest area, was irate and shouting. He also appeared to have a puncture wound on his left shoulder, which was also bleeding.
When O’Meara asked him who assaulted him, the subject, who appeared to be intoxicated, said he did not know. He continued to shout and refused to stay still, according to O’Meara’s incident report.
While he was trying to talk with the first subject, someone told O’Meara that there was another victim inside the house.
O’Meara entered and saw another victim sitting at a dining room table without a shirt on and what appeared to be two puncture wounds on his left side beneath his armpit.
A witness told O’Meara that a verbal argument had taken place between the two victims when another man got involved.
Patrolman First Class J. Carpenter, who also responded to the scene, was told by witnesses that the other man injected himself into the argument and stabbed the two victims.
The victims claimed to only know the suspect in passing.
While tracking the suspect, police recovered a brown, wood-handled knife with a broken blade by the street. Police continued to follow the blood trail and discovered the blade of a knife near a pump house.
Witnesses identified the suspect as Eugene Harper. Witnesses told police they believed Harper was injured as well. Police followed blood trails to the suspect’s home and spoke with his wife but were unable to locate Harper.
Paramedics took both victims to Trident Medical Center for treatment, according to the report.
The wounded people received non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
No arrests have been made.