BREAKING: Man Arrested, Victims ID’d in 4th of July Stabbing

UPDATE JULY 5TH 11:12 AM

Press release from Pensacola Police

One man was arrested Tuesday night after an investigation determined he stabbed two other males.

Clayton D. Weaver, 34, no permanent address, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery.

The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. in the area of Bayfront Parkway and 17th Avenue.

The two victims were identified as Robert Hawkins, 24, and Shawn Hawkins, 26, both of the 1900 block of North 11th Avenue, Pensacola.

Detective Anthony Giorgio determined the three men and a woman had been drinking when they got into a verbal disagreement that escalated into Robert Hawkins and Shawn Hawkins being stabbed. Both victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of nonlife threatening injuries.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Pensacola Police are investigating an apparent stabbing on Bayfront Parkway in Pensacola.

News 5’s Hayley Minogue rolled up on the scene shortly after it happened around 10:30 and says it looked more like a traffic accident than a stabbing scene.

Authorities at the scene say 2 people were stabbed and 2 people were taken into custody.

No other details have been released.

Traffic was extremely heavy at the time from people returning from the fireworks show on Pensacola Beach.

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