GUNMA (TR) – Gunma Prefectural Police have arrested a male truck driver over the fatal stabbing of a male acquaintance in front of a drug store in the town of Oizumi on Wednesday, reports TBS News (June 21).
At just before 11:00 p.m., officers working off a tip arrived at a parking lot of the store and found 20-year-old Fuga Ochiai, a company employee, lying face down with stab wounds to his back.
An officer with a gun then arrested Yuya Ogawa, 20, after ordering him to drop a knife he was holding. The suspect, who has been accused of attempted murder, admits to the allegations.
Ochiai was transported in an unconscious state to a hospital where he was confirmed dead about two and a half hours later.
Police are seeking a motive for the crime while investigating whether to change the charges against the suspect to murder.