Felon charged with attempted murder following robbery, stabbing

Felon charged with attempted murder following robbery, stabbing (Image 1)
Felon charged with attempted murder following robbery, stabbing (Image 1)

Metro police arrested convicted felon Marcus Kirkland Tuesday night less than an hour after he allegedly stabbed and robbed a 44-year-old acquaintance.

The victim told detectives a man he knew as “Kool-Aid” stabbed him in the 2400 block of Burch Street, took his wallet and fled in a blue Ford pickup truck.

Less than an hour later, undercover officers stopped the suspect vehicle on South 5th Street and Shelby Avenue after Kirkland sold cocaine to a police operative.

During the stop, officers learned Kirkland, who is homeless, was a person of interest in the earlier incident.

During an interview, Kirkland admitted to smoking drugs with the victim prior to the stabbing.

Officers recovered cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a large knife from his truck.

Kirkland, 46, is charged with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated robbery and felony cocaine possession in a drug-free school zone.

He is being held in the Metro jail in lieu of $237,000 bond.

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