Suspect nicknamed 'Kool-Aid' accused of stabbing, robbery - FOX Carolina 21

Suspect nicknamed 'Kool-Aid' accused of stabbing, robbery

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Marcus "Kool-Aid" Kirkland Marcus "Kool-Aid" Kirkland

A convicted felon who goes by the nickname of "Kool-Aid" is accused of stabbing and robbing an acquaintance Tuesday.

Marcus "Kool-Aid" Kirkland, 46, was taken into custody shortly after he allegedly stabbed and robbed a 44-year-old man in the 2400 block of Burch Street at around 5 p.m.

The victim said Kirkland took his wallet and fled in a blue Ford pick-up truck with faded paint.

Less than one hour later, undercover officers stopped the vehicle on South Fifth Street and Shelby Avenue after police said Kirkland sold cocaine to a police operative.

During the stop, officers learned Kirkland, who is homeless, was a person of interest in the earlier incident.

During an interview, police said Kirkland admitted to smoking drugs with the victim prior to the stabbing. Officers recovered cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a large knife from the pick-up.

Kirkland is charged with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated robbery and felony cocaine possession in a drug-free school zone. He has previous cocaine possession convictions.

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