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TPD still searching for suspect in east side convenience store stabbing

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An early morning stabbing leaves a 22-year-old convenience store clerk with life-threatening injuries.

Tucson Police received a call just after 1 a.m. about an incident at an AM/PM on Tanque Verde near Wrightstown. TPD is saying a customer found the clerk and then called 911.  At this point, it's unclear exactly when the stabbing happened. 

Police initially reported it was an armed robbery, but have since stated the suspect asked for nothing and had stabbed the clerk.

The 22-year-old man was transported to University of Arizona Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries. 

A victim's relative has been in contact with Tucson News Now and says family is by his side in the hospital. She says, "(we are) obviously saddened and troubled by this horrible incident."

TPD investigators have been on scene since receiving the call, and the store remains a crime scene.  Officers are searching for the suspect, but are working with a limited description of a white or Hispanic male with a gray hoodie. Police are saying the suspect left on foot, no reports of a vehicle being involved.  

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates both on air and online at www.tucsonnewsnow.com as they come in.

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