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Feeling Lucky Subject

This image provided by the Decatur Police Department shows a witness being sought by police in the investigation of a Nov. 4 fatal stabbing. Police described the witnesses as a black male with a heavy build, wearing a light blue shirt. The witness and a black female left the Feeling Lucky Lounge, 3775 N. Woodford St., and walked to the area of the stabbing around the time of the incident. 

DECATUR — Police are seeking the public's help in tracking down the suspect and a witness in a fatal stabbing that took place last month in Woodmound Plaza. 

Officer George Kestner said in a news release Tuesday that the homicide has been named the department's Crime of the Week. Police were called to 3715 N. Woodford Street at 1:32 a.m. Nov. 4 on a report that someone had been stabbed in the shopping center's parking lot.

The stabbing victim, 22-year-old Toby J. Buhs of Decatur, was pronounced dead in the emergency room of Decatur Memorial Hospital. 

Kestner said the suspect was a passenger in a black or dark-colored Chevrolet HHR four-door station wagon with chrome wheels and chrome door handles. Kestner described the suspect as a black male of average height and slender build with shoulder-length braids or dreadlocks. He also was described as having a gold adornment in his hair, Kestner said. 

Suspect Vehicle

This image shows the vehicle associated with a suspect in the Nov. 4 fatal stabbing at Woodmound Plaza in Decatur. The suspect was a passenger in the vehicle, described as a black or dark-colored Chevrolet HHR four-door passenger vehicle with chrome wheels and chrome door handles. 

The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a black male with a heavy build and an Afro. Kestner said police are also seeking a witness in the homicide, who is described as a black male with a heavy build who wore a light blue shirt at the time of the incident. 

Kestner said the witness and a black female left the Feeling Lucky Lounge & Package and walked to the area where the stabbing occurred. 

Anyone with information about the homicide or the individuals sought by police are asked to call CrimeStoppers at (217) 423-8477. Callers can remain anonymous, and will be paid $500 or more for information that leads to an arrest in the Crime of the Week. 

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Contact Jaylyn Cook at (217) 421-7980. Follow him on Twitter: @jaylyn_HR

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