VALDOSTA, Ga. — An armed and dangerous 18-year-old is on the run after stabbing a family member, leaving the victim in critical condition.
On Sunday, at about 5:55 p.m., the Valdosta Police Department was called to the 500 block of Hudson Street in reference to a physical dispute between family members.
When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim, who was suffering from an apparent stab wound to his neck. Witnesses reported a physical confrontation between Morris Thompson and the victim prior to the stabbing.
Officers immediately began performing lifesaving first aid on the victim until the arrival of Emergency Medical Services. The victim was then transported by paramedics to a local hospital for treatment.
It was reported to VPD officers that Thompson ran from the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.
Officers then secured the crime scene and called for additional assistance. Valdosta Police Department Person’s Crime Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians from the Valdosta Lowndes Regional Crime Laboratory responded to the scene to continue the investigation. Several witnesses helped law enforcement in this case.
The investigation identified Thompson as the offender. Detectives have since obtained an arrest warrant for Thompson for aggravated assault.
Thompson should be considered armed and dangerous, and, if anyone sees him, do not approach him but call 911.
The victim is listed in critical condition at this time.