WANTED: Police searching for suspect in Asheville stabbing

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Lamar Kelly (Source: Asheville Police Department)

 ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) — Police are searching for a suspect accused of stabbing a man outside an Asheville convenience store.

Asheville Police Department said 33-year-old Lamar Kelly is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police say Kelly stabbed the victim twice around 1 a.m. Sunday at the One Stop convenience store at 495 Haywood Road.

The victim’s injuries are not life threatening, according to police. 

Kelly is 5 feet 11 inches and about 275 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. 

After the stabbing, police say Kelly fled the scene in a 2005 black Nissan Maxima with N.C. tag FLL-7393.

Kelly is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who sees him is urged to use caution and call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information on Kelly’s whereabouts is asked to call the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050, if they wish to remain anonymous. 

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