Deaf man stabs suspect in home invasion robbery with sword

by: Kristen Dressel Updated:


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man suspected in a home invasion robbery was stabbed by the victim early Tuesday morning in Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported home invasion robbery just before 2 a.m. at the Sable Palms Apartments on Emerson Street.

Police say the victim is a deaf man in his 20s and was able to fight off the attacker. Officers say the victim was not alone in the home; his family was there but may not have witnessed the incident.

JSO said the suspect broke into the home and tried to rob the victim, who stabbed the attacker in the chest with a sword. A source told Action News Jax that the weapon was a samurai sword, but police are not confirming that at this time.

JSO is continuing to investigate on how the suspect got into the victim’s home and if he had a weapon.

Police then responded at about 2:40 a.m. to a person reported being stabbed at a Gate gas station on Emerson Street, about a mile from the home invasion.

JSO determined then man found with a stab wound to the chest was the suspect in the robbery.  He was transported to UF Health Jacksonville with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect has been arrested in connection with the robbery.

The victim was not injured. 

JSO is continuing to investigate.