Man stabbed, EMS crew confronted in KDH
A man was stabbed early Sunday, and several people reportedly had an altercation with a Dare County EMS ambulance crew, after a fight at a Kill Devil Hill nightclub where police say known gang members were present.
Conflicting accounts surfaced following the incident that reportedly occurred at The Pit and Boardriders Grill on S. Croatan Highway.
Police Chief Gary Britt said between 200 and 250 people were attending a birthday party at the club, where a fight was reported around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
“Some known gang members were identified by law enforcement as being present during the party,” Britt said in an email to The Voice.
“At approximately 12:35 a.m., Emergency Services Medic 41 reported that a vehicle arrived at their department, and four black males exited the vehicle and stated that a passenger that was in the vehicle had been stabbed,” Britt said.
The stabbing victim was left for treatment of a stab wound to the chest, and the occupants of the vehicle then fled without giving any additional information, according to Britt.
“The victim refused to cooperate with the Police Department on the night of the incident and therefore we have not determined the exact crime scene,” Britt said. “Arrests are pending as the investigation continues.”
The stabbing victim was transported to Outer Banks Hospital, and then transferred to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to Britt.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Kevin Davey at the Kill Devil Hills Police Department at 252-449-5337.
“I want to thank many of the law enforcement agencies in Dare County for their mutual aid assistance in gaining control of the situation,” Britt said.
Information from multiple sources says there was a confrontation between several individuals and a Dare County ambulance outside The Pit at some point after the initial report of a fight taking place.
As the ambulance was turning into the parking lot, an SUV stopped in front of the unit, four people jumped out and started pounding on the ambulance windows.
The ambulance was manned by two females, who put out a call for help on their radio. A nearby Dare EMS supervisor responded, and dispersed the group.
At the Dare County Commissioners Candidate Debate hosted by The Voice and Max Radio of the Carolina’s on Monday night, a question was posed about Sunday’s incident, and two others that have been termed “gang-related” and occurred earlier this year.
Commission chairman Warren Judge described the situation involving the ambulance Sunday morning as “frightful”.
During a League of Women Voters forum on gang activity at the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall, a police officer acknowledged a significant encounter occurred in recent weeks between a large crowd of reputed gang members and law enforcement at the 7-11 in Kill Devil Hills.
No press releases were issued by police about the two prior incidents.
In his remarks, Judge acknowledged the frustration of the media in gaining information about these incidents, but also stated that “there was a time and place” for such information to be revealed.
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