Sketch released in Missouri City stabbing

By Andy Cerota - Anchor/Reporter , Jill Courtney

MISSOURI CITY, Texas - Police are hoping a newly released sketch will help them find the man who stabbed a college student during a burglary at a home in Missouri City.

Officials said police were called to the home in the 1900 block of Skipwood at around 2:30 p.m. on April 8 for a reported stabbing.

Upon arrival, Missouri City police found the victim lying on the ground with a knife wound to the chest.

The victim, a college student, told police he returned home to find a stranger standing in his living room. That's when the man lunged at him and held him at knifepoint against a wall.

"He pushed me back to the wall and put a knife on my neck and I was just shocked," said the 22-year-old college student.

The victim says the man yelled to another stranger in the house.

"He turned around to go then he just turned back and stabbed me right there," said the victim.

The victim says the man yelled to another stranger in the house.

Officials say after the victim was stabbed the men ran out of the house.

"I pulled out the knife and there was a towel near my computer chair so I just pulled that out and put pressure on it," the victim said.

Police said the house was ransacked during the burglary and the men tried to take electronics, jewelry and other items.

"They possibly had a car nearby. I believe they were taking larger items where they needed to actually load them up in something," said Detective A. Robb of the Missouri City Police Department.

Officials describe the burglar who stabbed the victim as a light-skinned black man, 5 feet 9 inches tall with a close shaven beard and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a picture of Bob Marley on it. The suspect also had a tattoo on his right forearm with unknown writing.

A description for the other man was not released by police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers a 281-342-TIPS (8477) or the Missouri City Police Department at 281-403-8700.

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