Police investigate stabbing outside Rehoboth restaurant
The Delaware State Police is investigating the stabbing of a 22-year-old Laurel man after a minor collision occurred in the parking lot of the Delaware Distilling Company at 18693 Coastal Highway.
Troopers responded to the incident around 1:53 a.m. this morning after a 9-1-1 call was received about a minor collision in the restaurant's parking lot. Within two minutes of the first call, another one was placed to the Sussex Emergency Operations Center requesting an ambulance for a male subject who had been stabbed.
Upon the arrival of the troopers and EMS, it was determined that a 22-year-old male who had just left the restaurant was attempting to back his vehicle when he struck another vehicle. Unknown subjects who witnessed the incident then pulled the male victim from his vehicle and began physically assaulting him. At one point, an unknown suspect stabbed him in the upper torso by unknown means.
The male victim was transported to Beebe Healthcare in Lewes where he is currently admitted in stable condition.
Troopers are continuing their investigation into this incident by interviewing witnesses who were at the scene. If anyone has any information in reference to this assault, they are asked to contact Cpl. M. Warrington at 644-5020, Ext. 241 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at delaware.gov/apps. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, at tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP.