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By: CICELY MITCHELL
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A suspect has been arrested and charged in the robbery and stabbing of a man, according to Houston police.

Twenty-three-year-old Corey Lynn Johnson who is facing the charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, is accused of assaulting Frederick Kennedy, 46, who was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Corey Lynn Johnson(credit: Houston Police Department)

Corey Lynn Johnson
(credit: Houston Police Department)

HPD Investigative First Responder Division Officer D. Crowder reported provided additional details of the crime: “Mr. Kennedy was picked up by Johnson and taken to an ATM at the Wells Fargo Bank at the above address. Johnson threatened the victim with a knife and forced him to withdraw funds from the ATM. When Kennedy did not withdraw funds, Johnson attempted to take his wallet, at which point a struggle ensued and Johnson stabbed Kennedy multiple times. Witnesses overheard the suspect yelling that he was going to kill Kennedy. Johnson then fled in a waiting Mercury Grand Marquis in an unknown direction. Kennedy was left in the bank’s drive-through lanes. He was transported by paramedics to Memorial Hermann Hospital and treated for his wounds.”

Surveillance video of the suspect was released on the HPD YouTube channel. A Crime Stoppers tip led to the identification and apprehension of Johnson; he was taken into custody without incident.

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