Police Arrest Man Who Viciously Attacked Store Owner, Victim To Lose Left Eye

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Police have arrested the suspect in the vicious stabbing of a San Francisco store owner who will lose his left eye following the incident on Wednesday. 

Petros “Peter” Yohannes, 72, is currently recovering in the hospital after being attacked by Donovan Cole Catron, 30, on Wednesday.

‘Viciously Attacked’

According to police reports, the attacker attempted to break into Peter’s corner store, Franklin Market on Franklin Street. The store owner tried to pull the perpetrator out but was viciously stabbed three times, including once in the left eye. 

“My dad isn’t exactly sure when the weapon was pulled but the only thing he remembers is feeling a sharp, sharp pain in his left eye,” Katerina, Peter’s daughter, said. “There were a lot of blows to his head, he’s constantly complaining of these headaches and sharp pains in the front of his head.”

Authorities arrested Catron Monday after he attempted to rob a 56-year-old man at 3rd and Stevenson streets. One of the officers who saw the surveillance footage of the crime at Franklin Market recognized the perpetrator and brought him in. 

Peters does not have health insurance. The family has launched a GoFundMe page in hopes of covering his medical expenses. 

Danielle Joyce Ong

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