Man stabbed near Shreveport homeless shelter

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 11:15am

A Shreveport man was hospitalized Friday after he was allegedly attacked near a local homeless shelter.

Shortly before midnight, officers were dispatched to an area hospital to reports of a man who arrived in the emergency room with a stab wound to his upper torso. After speaking with the victim, identified as 28-year-old Robert Henderson of Shreveport, they learned he was walking in the area near the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission when he was approached by a man and assaulted.

Henderson told authorities he realized he had been stabbed after the incident. Henderson suffered minor injuries is reported to be in good condition with expectations of a complete recovery.

Henderson was unable to provide police with a description of the assailant other than he was an African-American. The investigation into this case continues as investigators seek to identify and apprehend the suspect. Anyone with any information about this crime is urged to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373 or Shreveport Police at (318) 673-6955.

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