(RightIsRight.co) – Highlighting America’s steadily rising crime rates, law enforcement officials in Fort Wayne, Indiana, are urgently searching for a suspect following the tragic stabbing of a Kroger cashier.
This intense manhunt commenced after the incident occurred in the morning hours at the 7008 Bluffton Road location.
According to eyewitness accounts, a male individual caused a commotion inside the store, reportedly threatening the staff. After exiting the premises, the suspect unexpectedly returned and assaulted a female employee with a knife before swiftly fleeing the scene in a vehicle.
Kroger staff members immediately attended to the victim, providing crucial initial aid until law enforcement and emergency medical personnel arrived. Despite being rapidly transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, the victim tragically passed away due to her injuries.
The Fort Wayne Police Department is diligently following every lead to ascertain the suspect’s identity and whereabouts. They have informed the public that this appears to be a “targeted incident” and reassured residents that there is no continuing danger to the community at large.
Further details, including the cause and manner of death as well as the identity of the victim, will be released by the Coroner’s Office at a later date.
A spokesperson for Kroger communicated the company’s profound sorrow regarding the incident at their Waynedale store in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “The entire Kroger family offers our thoughts, prayers, and support to all affected individuals during this difficult time, and we have initiated counseling services for our associates,” the statement conveyed.
The spokesperson also indicated that Kroger is fully cooperating with the local authorities, and the store will remain closed while the investigation is ongoing. To maintain the integrity of the ongoing investigation, the company is directing all inquiries to local law enforcement.