Suspect stabs man, then alerts NOPD

Suspect stabs man, then alerts NOPD

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department arrested 29-year-old Steven Shelby in connection with a stabbing on Sept. 10.

Police say Shelby flagged them down around 9 a.m., to say that a man had been stabbed in the parking lot of a Dollar General. The officers went to check on the 49-year-old victim, who told them Shelby was the man who stabbed him.

Investigators say Shelby has a mental disorder. A psychiatric evaluation is pending.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is recovering from two stab wounds to the back.

Shelby was booked into Central Lock-up on charges of aggravated battery and illegal carrying of weapons.

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