ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A violent encounter was all captured on camera after a city bus came to a stop on Central. Now, police want the public’s help tracking down the man who turned a fistfight into a stabbing.
Police said it was an encounter with an ex that escalated into violence. Punches were thrown, then a knife came out.
Around 4 p.m. Jan. 25, the victim got on the bus near Central and San Pedro. The victim’s ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, known as Shomari, were already on the bus.
When the victim spotted his ex-girlfriend and her new man on a city bus two weeks ago things turned chaotic quickly.
The woman stepped in front of her boyfriend, but it didn’t stop the fight.
Video shows the ex throws the first punch, but it’s the new boyfriend who takes it too far. Police are now searching for him. Officers said he pulled a knife from his right pocket and started stabbing the other man.
“Just starting a fight isn’t reason enough to almost lose your life in a stabbing,” said Albuquerque Police Department Officer Tanner Tixier.
Police said the suspect, known as “Shomari,” stabbed the man multiple times. The fight spilled onto the sidewalk on Central near the fairgrounds. Moments later, the suspect walked back to the bus.
He and his girlfriend got back on the bus, and demanded the bus driver start moving, while the victim stood on the sidewalk bleeding.
The suspect admitted he has warrants out for his arrest, then sat back down. However, the driver refused to leave. The suspect and his girlfriend then bolt out the door and run down the street.
“We know the female’s identity through our investigation and our interview with the victim, however, he only knew the offender by the name ‘Shomari,” said Tixier. “We have been unable to track down the female or Shomari in this case.”
Police said even though he’s seen standing in the video, the victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Those with any information are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-STOP.
***Warning: Video may be too graphic for some viewers.