In an exclusive interview, ABC 7
talked to the man who claims to be Mario Woods’ stabbing victim — a victim that some in the community had questioned the existence of, given that his identity has been under wraps since police shot and killed Woods on Dec. 2.
The victim, whom ABC 7 refers to as “Jacob,” is 26 years old, the same age as Woods when he died. According to him, he’d never met Woods before that tragic afternoon. He was in a car with two female friends and a child, parked at Third Street and Laconte Avenue, when he says Woods approached, looking “agitated about something and paranoid.”