Aaron Scheerhoorn, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 285

A very public stabbing in Montrose Friday night is being described by police as a crime of passion.

Aaron Scheerhoorn, 28, as stabbed in front of witnesses standing outside of Club Blur on Pacific, the heart of Montrose's gay clubland.

Police told reporters that it was not a hate crime but more likely a "crime of passion."

The Houston Chronicle says:

The suspect pursued Aaron Scheerhoorn on foot in the 800 block of Hyde Park Boulevard late Friday. Scheerhoorn had already been stabbed once when the pair arrived on the front steps of Club Blur on the corner of Pacific and Crocker around 11:40 p.m.

The suspect proceeded to stab Scheerhoorn several more times, including wounds to the chest, abdomen, forearm, left side and hand, authorities said.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the HPD homicide division at 713- 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

The official HPD version:

The victim was seen running southbound in the 2500 block of Crocker with an unknown black male chasing him. The victim ran up to the entrance door of Club Blur located at 710 Pacific. There, he pleaded for help and said he had been stabbed. At that time, he fell to the ground in the parking lot and was stabbed multiple times by the male chasing him. The incident occurred in the presence of security personnel from the nightclub and several club patrons. The suspect then fled on foot eastbound on Pacific. The victim was transported to the hospital.

The suspect is described only as a black male wearing an orange turtleneck sweater and black pants.

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