post by John Hoff
Click here for the criminal complaint.
Police in Brooklyn Center responding to a report of a bleeding woman found blood and glass all over the place, and a victim who said she tripped over a laundry basket into a picture frame.
In another room, sitting "straight up and very still" on the edge of a bed, officers located the woman's three-year-old girl. They asked the little girl how mommy got hurt and the child told police...
...that her daddy cut her mommy with a piece of glass. Officers asked how this happened and the girl held out her own arm and made a slicing motion.
Naturally, the next question by police was where to find daddy. The child pointed to a closet and "after much hesitation" the defendant came out, with blood on his pants, socks, sandals and "bare upper body."
Initially, Khiree D. Atkinson tried to lie to police about his name, (allegedly) but once police determined the name of the guy hiding in the closet they also discovered an outstanding warrant for violating a no contact order (apparently with the same woman) and possession of a pistol.
Atkinson was previously featured here on Johnny Northside in a feature I called "jailhouse roster nuggets," when he was charged with aggravated robbery, trespassing, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. At that time his address was 1526 Emerson Ave. N., the same as it is now. Click here for a link to a mugshot.
Considering this case features an injured woman, a traumatized child, and a man hiding in a closet with a previous weapons arrest, it's fair to say this is the kind of case that gives a police officer nightmares.