Man stabbed in back while shopping at Atlanta gas station

Police are searching for a suspect in a stabbing of a man at an Atlanta convenience store early Thursday morning.

Officials with the Atlanta Police Department tell FOX 5 that stabbing happened inside a convenience store on the 200 block of Candler Road at around 2:30 a.m.

According to police, the victim, identified as 55-year-old Homer Lernard Williams, was inside the store buying something when the suspect he knew as "Chopper" walked in and confronted him.

When Williams didn't give the suspect any money, the two men began fighting and officials say the suspect stabbed the victim in the upper back.

The suspect then fled in a gray Kia Soul with an unknown tag that was parked in the rear gas pumps.

Medics took the victim to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. 

Officials say they are still investigating the incident.

If you have any information that can help investigators, please call the Atlanta Police Department. 

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