Petersburg Police Dept.

Stabbing Suspect Identified

Suspect in Petersburg Plasma Center stabbing charged

July 05, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Petersburg, VA _  Petersburg Police have identified the suspect in in Thursday's stabbing attack at a Plasma Center as 20-year-old Jairque L. Shannon.

Shannon has been charged with multiple counts of malicious wounding along with animal cruelty.

Police say they were called to the Octapharma Plasma center on Sycamore St. near Crater Rd. just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday for reports of a man attacking people with a cutting instrument.

Three people were injured in the attack, one of them critically.

Police are still searching for a motive in the case.