What Did This White Man Yell After Fatally Stabbing a Black Chicago Teenager?

On Sunday, Timothy Carter, 28, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed a Black man as he was working at a Walmart in Rockford, Ill., according to FOX 2 Now.

Jason Jenkins, an 18-year-old student at Auburn High School in Rockford, was killed in the attack.


Surveillance video at the Walmart shows Carter, who is white, grabbing two knives from shelves and walking around the store while “giving all of the African American people dirty looks,” according to FOX 2 Now.


When Carter saw Jenkins, he approached him from behind and stabbed him in the lower back. A witness claimed to hear Jenkins screaming for help as he was being attacked. He died from his injuries at a nearby hospital later that day.


A witness who was at the store during the attack told local police that she heard Carter yell a racial epithet after he stabbed the teenager, but there are no details on what exactly Carter said.

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According to the arrest report, Carter told authorities that he was having a mental health crisis earlier that afternoon and sought mental health treatment from Rosecrance…

When staff allegedly denied him treatment, Carter said he would kill himself, prompting the staff to transport him to UW Health Swedish American. Carter told police he did not receive mental health treatment and was released.


It’s unclear if this case will be tried as a hate crime.

In a statement, Walmart gave its condolences to Jenkins, stating, “We’re devastated to learn that one of our associates has died following a violent attack inside our Rockford, IL store. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and will continue providing our associates with the support they need.


“Actions like this are inexcusable, and we’re grateful to law enforcement for their swift action in arresting the presumed attacker. We’ll continue helping them in every possible way throughout their investigation.”