Suspect stabbed during robbery attempt

Lexington police say Dewayne Jackson is in the hospital after he allegedly attempted to rob a man inside a room at the Motel 6 on Elkhorn Drive late Wednesday night.

Lexington Police say the suspect is the one who was hurt.

Police say a fight broke out between Jackson and another man when Jackson pulled out a gun, apparently trying to rob the men.

Police say one round went off, but no one was hurt.

Then, police say the victim was able to get a knife stabbing Jackson several times.

Someone drove him to the hospital.

Jackson is now charged with robbery.

Police say the suspect is expected to survive.

The victim has not been charged. Police say it is a case of self defense.

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