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Man stabbed to death at Covington store

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COVINGTON, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A man was stabbed to death after a fight at a Covington store Sunday.

Witnesses said the man was stabbed at the Thrifty Mart at the corner of Simonton and Peeler in Covington.

Police have not released many details, but sources confirmed the victim was in extremely critical condition when he was airlifted from the scene.

The victim died late Sunday night.

The store is in a residential area described by residents as a spot troubled by gangs and drugs.

"Something needs to be done about it," said Covington resident Robert Frost.  "You're losing your kids right here on this corner.  There have been several murders right here in this vicinity."

Sources said Covington police had to call in Tipton County Sheriff's deputies to help control the crowd at the scene after the stabbing.

The Thrifty Mart closed early after the incident.  There was no word on whether the suspect was in custody or if charges have been filed.

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