Person rushed to hospital after stabbing at Lowe’s in southwest Charlotte, suspect in custody

Man seriously hurt in stabbing inside Lowe's

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was rushed to the hospital and another arrested after a stabbing at a shopping center in southwest Charlotte Tuesday.

According to the police report, he is 40-year-old Antonio Orellana Melgar.

The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. at the Lowe’s Home Improvement on the 8100 block of S. Tryon Street, near I-485. Medic said the victim was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Officers say they were able to locate a suspect and are not looking for anyone else in connection to the crime. The suspect in this incident was identified as 24-year-old Justin Devonte Campbell.

The suspect in this incident was identified as 24-year-old Justin Devonte Campbell.
The suspect in this incident was identified as 24-year-old Justin Devonte Campbell. (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

Police have not said what may have led to the stabbing, but a man who says he is friends with the victim said it started with panhandling.

His friend said a man asked his friend for money and he told him he did not have any cash. According to the friend, he then followed his friend inside of the store and stabbed him.

WBTV is asking police what charges this man will face.

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