Victim stabs robber near N.C. State

April 8, 2008 6:39:38 PM PDT
Police say three men tried to rob a Raleigh couple that was walking home on St. Mary's Street from Glenwood South .

The victim fought back and one of the robbers ended up stabbed.

It happened about 3 a.m. as a 27-year-old man and his 26-year-old girlfriend were returning home from a Glenwood South hotspot. The couple saw three men,and least one of them was wearing a mask.

"We were just walking back from the bar," the victim told a 911 operator. "We were just walking back. And there are these three guys on the corner. I'm just walking with my girlfriend and one guy came running and I, I put my foot up and kicked him and it sprained my ankle. And the other guy just came running at me. (unintelligible) And my knife has blood on it. I, I just had a pocket knife and I opened it up because (unintelligible)."

The blood on the knife belonged to 17-year-old Fitzgerald Davies.

Investigators charged Davies and two juveniles. They say the juveniles brought Davies to the Duke Raleigh Hospital with a non-life threatening stab wound to the chest.

"He was coming at me and my girlfriend," the victim said on the 911 call. "And we came, he came...she's crying. She's really freaking out right now."

The 911 operator responded, "I know, y'all both are and I'm trying to understand what happened. Did they, were they chasing you? Were they trying to rob you?"

Investigators say a robbery did occur and Davies and the two other suspects are facing charges.

Investigators also say the victim tried to flee after kicking the first attacker. They say his use of the pocket knife was self defense and perfectly legal.

Although police confiscated the knife as evidence, the victim will not be charged.


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