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Man wanted after armed robbery, stabbing at bus stop on Detroit's east side

Jaivon Harrison recovers from multiple stab wounds

Detroit police are searching for a man in connection with a robbery and stabbing at a bus stop on the city's east side. (WDIV)
Detroit police are searching for a man in connection with a robbery and stabbing at a bus stop on the city's east side. (WDIV)


DETROIT – Detroit police are searching for a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and stabbing at a bus stop on the city's east side.

Police said Jaivon Harrison, 25, was at the bus stop in the 19000 block of Van Dyke near 7 Mile Road at 4:14 a.m. Monday when he was approached by a man he didn't know.

The man walked up to Harrison and asked him for money, but when Harrison refused, a struggle broke out and he was stabbed, police said.

"The guy just pulled out a knife and said, 'Give me your wallet,'" Laina Clopton, Harrison's aunt, said.

The man took Harrison's silver iPhone 6 and ran north on Van Dyke, police said.

Officials said Harrison sustained non-life-threatening injuries. He walked into a nearby gas station to call police and medical officials, according Clopton. She said he was taken to St. John's Hospital's intensive care unit.

"Some lady came by and helped him to the gas station, and the gas station let him in, and that's when they called DPD and EMS," Clopton said. "It's very emotional because you can't even catch the bus without something like this happening."

Police described the wanted man as being in his late 20s, with a light complexion. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall, has a long goatee and a thick mustache and was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

"I couldn't believe it because he's just trying to go to work," Clopton said. "You can't go to work anymore."

Surveillance footage captured video of the man, which you can see below.

Anyone who recognizes the man or has information about the incident is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.