Stabbing victim to be released; assailants still on the loose
LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Deputies continue to search for the attacker who stabbed a South Florida teenager multiple times.
Jahni Dixon's hands are still stained with his brother's blood. He tried to stop the bleeding of gaping stab wounds when he said four guys attacked his brother, Jahfari Tuesday afternoon. "Then I was like, 'let's go, let's go. We should go home,'" said Dixon. "We started walking and they just came."
The 15-year-old twins said they were walking down 56th Avenue in Lauderhill headed to a relative's birthday party at around 3:30 p.m. when the assailants ran out of Inverary Apartments and jumped Jahfari.
"They hit my brother in back of the head or whatever," said Dixon. "My brother tried to grab him. They stabbed him three times, then we just left."
"They dug up into my brother's skin with that junk and twisted it," said the victim's sister.
Dixon's family said it started as a fight over a girl at the teen's school, Boyd Anderson in Oakland Park. But police think the band of attackers took the fight a step further, then took off. "It's quite a busy intersection," said Lauderhill Police Captain Rick Rocco. "There's a lot of pedestrian traffic, a lot of vehicle traffic. I'm confident someone saw this."
Jahni Dixon was left kneeling with his brother bleeding from the chest, back, and side. "They tried to take his life but they couldn't because God got him," said his mother, Alasia Terry. "He's still breathing."
His mom said he'll be OK, but Jahfari won't be leaving the hospital anytime soon. His family won't feel better until his attackers are arrested. "After all he went through with the doctors and everything he put his hand up," said Terry.
Police said although the fight began at the victim's school, they don't believe the four assailants attend that high school in Oakland Park. They are still looking for the four young men.
Jafari has a punctured lung and at least three stab wounds but is believed to be released from the hospital in a few days.
If you have any information on the attackers, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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