Police arrest suspect after clerk stabbed outside Green Hills 7-Eleven

Police arrest suspect
Clerk critically injured in stabbing outside 7-Eleven
Posted at 3:38 AM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 07:28:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 7-Eleven clerk was critically injured when a man slashed his throat during an argument outside the store in Green Hills early Tuesday.

The stabbing happened at about 1 a.m. Tuesday outside the 7-Eleven location on Hillsboro Pike, just south of the mall.

According to Metro Police, the suspect -- identified as 43-year-old John L. Walker Jr. -- got into an argument with the clerk outside of the store. Walker Jr. then slashed the clerk's neck. The clerk was able to get back inside the store and call 911 for help, police said.

The suspect ran from the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, but investigators at the scene said they believe he will survive.

Officers arrested Walker Jr. off Abbott Martin Rd. He is expected to be charged with attempted murder, according to Metro Police.