According to the unnamed victim, it was “during sexual activity” in his car around 11pm on June 24th when Devante L. Johnson stabbed him five times, puncturing a lung and lacerating his liver.
He claims the attack was unprovoked and Johnson “started stabbing him” because their mid-sex conversation “mentioned [his] ex-boyfriend.”
Though unconfirmed, it seems as though the victim’s ex-boyfriend served as motivation for the crime. Court documents show that it was Johnson who first named the ex, and that he said “no one will have to worry about you anymore” as he initiated the assault.
Police say the victim was able to escape the attack, though his injuries didn’t get him far:
…the victim was able to kick Johnson out of the car and lock the doors. However, Johnson attempted to get back into the car by gaining access through a slightly open window, the victim told police.
The victim was able to escape and drive off, crashing through the cemetery’s fence at the intersection of 4th Ave. and Martin Luther King Blvd.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his wounds. According to the police report, there were a total of five stab wound; three to chest and one in each arm.
Police investigating an unrelated matter nearby were reportedly within earshot of the assault, and managed to respond to the scene almost immediately after hearing the scuffle.