Police looking for suspect after fatal stabbing outside Kokomo store


Alan Tinker

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Police are looking for a man after an argument led to a fatal stabbing in Kokomo Thursday night.

According to the Kokomo Police Department, officers were called to Dollar Tree, 3710 S. Reed Rd., around 9:15 p.m. in response to a stabbing. They found Jeremy Scott Peterson, 31, had been stabbed in the abdomen. He went to Community Hospital before being airlifted to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he died from his wounds early Friday morning.

Investigators said Peterson had gotten into a confrontation with Alan Tinker, 37, outside the store. During the argument, Peterson was stabbed and went inside the store for help. He then collapsed.

Tinker was last seen leaving the area in a green Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Anyone with information about Tinker’s whereabouts should contact the Kokomo Police Hotline at (765) 456-7017 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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