Police Release Description Of Suspect Accused Of Stabbing Woman At Columbus Gym


UPDATED: Saturday March 22, 2014 7:09 PM

Columbus police have released a description of the suspect accused of stabbing a woman in the parking lot of LA Fitness in Hilliard on Thursday morning.

Investigators said the suspect is described as a black man with a light complexion, 25 to 30 years old with short "buzzcut" style hair.  Police said the man also has a tattoo on the left side of his neck.  The suspect was believed to be driving a silver-colored, medium-sized automobile that has dark tinted windows.

Medics rushed 25-year-old Rikki Whitaker to the hospital suffering a stab wound.

Detectives said it appears the man tried to force Whitaker into his car, but police say she fought back, got away, and ran inside the gym.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or 645-4624.

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