A man was stabbed Sunday night in an apparent dispute over who could dig through trash in a garbage bin at the Shell gas station near Manchester Center in central Fresno, police said.
Sgt. Mark Hudson said the unidentified victim, who is believed to be homeless, suffered stab wounds to the neck and was in critical condition at Community Regional Medical Center.
Authorities said officers arrived at the station on the northeast corner of Blackstone and Dakota avenues around 8:40 p.m. and found the victim beside the business’ garbage bin. Hudson said the victim told officers he was stabbed when he and the other man both tried to dig in the bin.
Officials still are looking for the suspect, who fled on foot northbound on Blackstone Avenue and then westbound on Saginaw Way.
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The suspect is believed to be a 20- to 30-year-old white man with blonde hair wearing a white sweater with gray stripes and sky blue pants, police said.
Police said it is unclear if the men knew each other.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.