Stabbing Suspect at Large; Police Need Your Help

Key West Police responded to a reported stabbing Saturday evening around 8 p.m. at the panhandling zone at Mallory Square. Officer located three victims. The victims are Carroll B. Jordan, 53, who was stabbed in the abdomen and airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center. Terry Edward Backus, Jr., 47, sustained knife wounds on his arm and head. Kenneth Duane Fleming, 51, was punched in the head.

The victims were able to identify the attacker as another homeless man they know as Carlito. No physical description of the suspect has been provided by KWPD at this time.

The suspect is still at large. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-471-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and if a tip leads to an arrest in the case, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward. Tips may also be submitted online at

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