MANATEE — The Manatee County Sheriff's Office was looking for the suspect in a stabbing early Sunday, according to Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 4:05 a.m., the victim and the suspect — identified by the sheriff's office as Fredy Rochael Lopez Cotton, 23, — got into an argument at a residence in the 3500 block of 20th Street West. During the argument, which possibly was about a cell phone, Lopez Cotton pulled a knife out of his pocket and stabbed the victim. He then fled on foot south on 20th Street West, according to a news release, and was not located.
Lopez Cotton and the 31-year-old victim are acquaintances, according to the sheriff's office.
The victim was driven to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. His condition was not immediately available.
Anyone with information about this case can call the sheriff's office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (9866) 634-TIPS.