OCOEE, Fla. - Ocoee police said a 70-year-old man was stabbed with a knife multiple times Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred in front of a home on Leslie Ann Lane around 3:49 p.m., officers said.
Investigators said a witness who tried to help the victim was also threatened by the suspect, who then fled the scene.
"We were trying to make sure he was breathing. He was in shock the whole time. I wouldn't say it’s life-threatening, but he's probably going to be in the hospital for a long time. Definitely serious,” neighbor Tobiann Dyke said.
Officers said 25-year-old Ocoee resident Gregory Hood was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree homicide and aggravated assault.
Live report at noon about the 70 year old man who police say was stabbed by Gregory Hood,25. I just got the arrest affidavit. pic.twitter.com/oYSr0qnmjE— Cierra Putman WFTV (@CPutman_WFTV) December 11, 2017
Hood told police that he blacked out and awoke while stabbing Alberto Hernandez with a knife he discovered outside of a home, an arrest report said.
Relatives told police that Hernandez was stabbed twice in the neck and once in the back while washing dishes outside of his home, the report said.
Hood, who was captured after running away, is diagnosed with depression but hasn't taken medication for it for two years, the report said.
The victim was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical, but stable, condition, officers said.
Officers said they are still investigating what led to this incident, but did not believe Hood and Hernandez knew each other before the encounter.
Resident Joseph Aviles couldn't believe something like this could happen in his neighborhood.
"It was surprising, it was shocking, because this is a family community," he said.
On the scene of what appears to be a stabbing. Still waiting to get an update from @OcoeePD but a neighbor says one man was stabbed multiple times in front of this home at the corner of Sal & Leslie Ann Lane @WFTV pic.twitter.com/9n3RCha41d— Cierra Putman WFTV (@CPutman_WFTV) December 10, 2017
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