Convicted stalker tried to kill man at shelter, police say - WKRN News 2

Convicted stalker tried to kill man at shelter, police say

Posted: Updated: Oct 19, 2012 04:44 PM CDT
Gene Logue Gene Logue
Christopher Lang Christopher Lang
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police arrested a man convicted of stalking one week ago after he attempted to kill another man at the Room in the Inn homeless shelter on Drexel Street in Nashville.

Gene Logue, 32, is accused of using a serrated knife to cut the throat of Christopher Lang, 42, who was sitting in a chair in a day room at Room in the Inn.

Police said surveillance video shows the attack was unprovoked.

Lang was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.  He was expected to be released from the hospital later on Friday.

Logue was subdued by others at the facility and held for police.

During an interview, Logue told police he decided that he was "going to kill a Crip today."

He admitted to trying to kill Lange because he believes he is a member of the Crips street gang.

Police say there is no indication whatsoever that Lang has any gang affiliation.

On October 8, Logue was arrested for stalking after a downtown businesswoman reported that he repeatedly stared at her through her 12th Avenue South office window, even in the rain, over a four day period.

Logue was convicted of first offense stalking, a Class A misdemeanor, on October 12 and received an 11-month 29-day sentence.

He was released from jail on probation four days later.

Logue now faces one count of attempted homicide charge and is now being held in the Metro jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

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