Police: Man stabbed in York City during drug deal gone bad

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A York City man escaped life-threatening injury when he was stabbed early Sunday morning during a drug deal gone bad, police said.


Jameel Murray, 26, of Madison Avenue, was stabbed about 12:30 a.m. near the corner of West Market and South West streets, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau.

Murray was apparently trying to buy drugs when the exchange somehow turned violent, Bankert said.

Murray suffered two stab wounds to the right side of his back, two stab wounds to the left side of his back, a cut on the nose and a cut on the left side of his face, according to the lieutenant.

The wounds weren't life-threatening, Bankert said.

After being attacked, Murray went home, police said.

He reported the stabbing to police nearly eight hours later, at 8:21 a.m. Sunday, Bankert said.

The lieutenant said it's unclear whether Murray went directly to the hospital after being stabbed, or if he waited.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.