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Shoe Store Stabbing Suspect Turns Himself in



    Shoe Store Stabbing Suspect Turns Himself in
    Township of Hamilton Police
    Haniff Cooper is accused of a stabbing inside Hamilton Mall.

    A man accused of stabbing another man at the Hamilton Mall in South Jersey over the weekend turned himself in on Tuesday.

    Police issued an arrest warrant for 27-year-old Haniff Cooper of Atlantic City. Cooper surrendered to police on Tuesday around 11 a.m., according to investigators.

    Cooper faces aggravated assault and weapons charges.

    Cooper's lawyer, James Leonard Jr. says his client was shopping with his 4-year-old son on Saturday when he was attacked by two people.

    Two male customers had a verbal altercation over shoes inside a Kicks USA store in the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, N.J. shortly before 3 p.m. on Saturday, according to witnesses at the scene.

    One of the customers became so irate that he started to tear apart the store, throwing merchandise before taking a fixture and hitting the other man, witnesses say.

    The alleged attacker, later identified as Cooper, threatened to return with a gun before fleeing the scene, according to investigators.

    Blood splatter was visible near the entrances of the Kicks USA store and Macy's department store.

    A section of the mall was cordoned off and the shoe store remained closed until about 5 p.m. while police investigated.

    Investigators say the victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital.

    Cooper faces aggravated assault, weapons charges and related counts, according to police. He is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility with bail set at $150,000 full cash.