Stabbing victim walks into Circle K, asks for help

By Fred Childers - bio|email

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - "Just can't get the pictures out of my head," said Deanna Pennito just a couple of hours after walking into the Circle K on Airline Drive in Bossier City.

She had no idea she would be doing much more than paying for gas, because she witnessed the end result of an apparent fight between two homeless men.

The victim identified as 46 year old Clint Davis was stabbed several times.

"I went in to pay for gas and when I came out, the gentleman walked in holding a steak knife bleeding and grunting, and barely could breath, walked in and just laid on the floor," said Pennito.

Witnesses say the victim had a long walk from the place where he was stabbed, which they say was across a field in the K Mart parking lot. Davis reportedly walked the length of this entire field, then walked across the street, and walked into the Circle K store, bleeding the entire time.

"That individual has been taken to LSU Hospital in Shreveport," said Mark Natale with the Bossier City Police Department.

While investigators questioned Pennito, other customers, and employees, police began searching for the attacker.

"Police were able to get a description of the suspect," said Natale.

After a two hour manhunt, Bossier City Police picked up 61 year old Booker T. Harris, said to be a friend of Davis.

He was found walking near the bossier city municipal complex, where the police department is located.

 Police believe the two men were homeless and had been living in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

They also believe the attack was the result of an ongoing dispute.

The two men had reportedly been seen inside the circle k buying beer shortly before the attack.

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