ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE FILED AGAINST BOCA RATON MAN

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Stabbing Caught On Camera…Violent 24 Hours In Boca Raton…

Christopher Harris, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton is facing an attempted murder charge after police say he stabbed another man by Mizner Park It was all caught on camera. Christopher Harris is officially charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. He remains in the Palm Beach County Jail. The stabbing occurred just hours after a man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Glades Road.

The following is part of the police report obtained by BocaNewsNow.com Thursday morning for the incident that occurred at 72 North Federal Highway, near Mizner Park:

OFFICIAL POLICE NARRATIVE OF STABBING

BRPD Sergeant Green was in the area when he observed three subjects later identified as W/M Christopher Harris, Leon Maddox, and Victim One (V1), under a pavilion in the area. Sergeant Green observed Harris stand up and start swinging at V1.

Sergeant Green noted that the way in which Harris was swinging (the victim) was not consistent with a punch, but rather as if he was swinging something at (the victim). Sergeant Green observed a glint of metal in Harris’ right hand and realized that he was stabbing (the victim).

Harris swung at the victim several times with the object until the victim was able to run away from Harris. Sergeant Green exited his patrol vehicle and drew his service weapon and moved toward Harris, who was still holding the knife. Harris was ordered to drop the knife, which he threw to his side, and was taken into custody. Harris was bleeding from his hand. The victim was transported to Delay Medical Center as a trauma patient.

The victim suffered three sharp force wounds to his upper left back and one superficial laceration to his left side. The victim was treated with staples. BRPD obtained video surveillance of the incident. The surveillance video showed VI standing in front of where Harris and Maddox were sitting. The victim appeared to be speaking to Harris and Maddox. At 1353 hours Harris stood up and moved toward the victim as the victim appeared to move back away from Harris. Harris was seen swinging at the victim three times as the victim moved backward and out of view of the camera.

ARREST

Harris was taken into custody and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail where he is being held Thursday morning. While a $5,000 bond was set for the battery on a law enforcement officer, no bond was set for the attempted homicide charge.

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