Cedar Rapids man charged with downtown stabbing

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 15, 2011 7:20 AM

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A Cedar Rapids man was charged Monday after he allegedly stabbed a man during a verbal altercation early Monday morning.

Sharif Adil Abbas Elkarib, 21, 326 Kirkwood Court S.W. No. 2A, was charged Nov. 14 with going armed with intent and willful injury causing serious injury.

According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Elkarib was involved in an altercation on the Sheraton walkway around 12:50 a.m. Monday in which he allegedly stabbed another man.

Officers were flagged down by the victim of the alleged stabbing, and the victim told police Elkarib was the one who stabbed him, according to the complaint. The complaint also said the incident was witnessed by a subject who provided officers with a written statement that identified Elkarib as the suspect.

The knife allegedly used in the stabbing was recovered in the pocket of a friend of Elkarib at the scene. The victim was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment.

— by Matt Starns

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