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Clearwater Man Accused of Attempted Murder in Tampa Restaurant Stabbings

Xiaofu Feng | Hillsborough Sheriff | Arrests

He accused the chef of taking his cell phone, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Clearwater man is accused of trying to stab three people to death at a Chinese restaurant where he was employed, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

Xiaofu Feng, 44, of Clearwater, was charged with three counts of attempted second degree murder. The people he stabbed were taken to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The stabbings happened about 2:35 p.m. Monday (March 12). Deputies said Qing Zheng, 55, was working as a chef in the kitchen of the Peking Chinese Restaurant, 6936 56th St. N in Tampa. Feng was working alongside Zheng when he became upset and accused Zheng of taking his cell phone. Feng picked up a 12-inch butcher knife and cut Zheng several times across the left side of his neck, causing deep lacerations, but narrowly missing the artery.

Zheng tried to warn others who were working in another area of the kitchen. Feng then attacked, Qi Zheng, 29, with the butcher knife and caused multiple lacerations to the left side of her neck, shoulder, and lower arm.

Shi Zheng, 48, the store owner and Qi Zheng’s father, then came from the back of the store and tried to protect his daughter and others from further harm.

Feng attacked Shi Zheng with the butcher knife and cut him across the right side of his face. Deputies said Shi Zheng tried to subdue Feng who armed himself with a second knife. Despite his injuries, Shi Zheng was take the second knife away from Feng and hold him until deputies arrived.

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Clearwater Man Accused of Attempted Murder in Tampa Restaurant Stabbings
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Clearwater Man Accused of Attempted Murder in Tampa Restaurant Stabbings
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He accused the chef of taking his cell phone, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
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