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Police: Newport News man wanted for stabbing man who refused to give him cigarette

Posted at 5:40 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 10:32:26-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police need help from the community to find a man who they say stabbed someone who refused to give him a cigarette.

Ashford Aaron Carter

They're looking for Ashford Aaron Carter, 33, of Newport News.

According to police, on Friday, Sept. 15 shortly after 7 a.m., Carter asked a man for a cigarette. When the man refused, Carter stabbed him repeatedly, injuring several vital organs.

Police say the victim was able to identify Carter's picture in a photo spread several days later.

Carter is wanted for malicious wounding.

His last known address is in the 600 block of 35th Street.

If you have any information about where he is, you can anonymously submit a tip to Crime Line.  There are three ways to report any information.

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