Nashville police are investigating a fatal stabbing and robbery at a gas station Monday morning, authorities said.
Leonard McKnight Jr., 43, was found dead outside a Murfreesboro Pike gas station with multiple stab wounds.
An MNPD dispatcher said officers responded at 7:10 a.m. to the Mapco Mart at 1090 Murfreesboro Pike for a report of a stabbing.
McKnight is suspected of beating another man in his face and stealing his wallet in the side parking lot of the convenience store. Witnesses told the police that McKnight was brandishing a sharp instrument when the other man went after him.
Authorities say that the second man disarmed and turned McKnight's sharp instrument, stabbed him multiple times, and retrieved his own wallet before walking away from the area.
According to a statement from the office, his name was not immediately apparent to the police. He is thought to be in his twenties, wearing a black coat, khaki pants, and brown shoes. He wears his black hair long on the top and short on the bottom, said MNPD.