Lexington police looking for couple who may have info on stabbing

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police have released surveillance pictures of a couple they say may have more information about a weekend stabbing.

Zackary Gibbs, 23, remains in serious condition at UK Hospital. Emergency crews found Gibbs unresponsive on the sidewalk near South Limestone around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police say he had been stabbed multiple times.

Police also told us on Monday, that the attack was not random.

"From what our detectives have gathered, this was an isolated incident that started as a verbal altercation that turned into a fist fight, then escalated into a stabbing. So, this was between two specific individuals and no one should be concerned that this is something random that's happening in this area," said LPD spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts.

Police say the couple in the photos they released were taken from the area around the time of the stabbing. Police say at this point, they just want to talk to the couple.

"We can't really proceed with any charges because many times, cases may seem very straight forward, but we feel like this one is a little bit more complicated than it may seem. And that's why we need the help of the public to really sort everything out," said Roberts.

Gibbs posted a picture of himself on his Twitter account Monday afternoon saying he was going to be o.k.

He has undergone a couple surgeries at UK Hospital, according to his friends and family.

UK officials say Gibbs is in their records because he applied to the school but they say he isn't a student or employee.

Friends and family tell us Gibbs is from Ashland and recently moved to Lexington.

No one was available to go on camera, but his stepmother did say the phone that Gibbs had two surgeries Saturday, one of which was heart surgery. She said he is doing really well but is still in serious condition.

A family friend tells us Gibbs is expected to return to Ashland soon to continue his recovery with family.

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