Suspect Identified, Still Wanted In Deadly Friday Night Stabbing

LINCOLN—(News Release July 3)—The Lincoln Police Department is requesting assistance from the community in locating the suspect responsible for stabbing Austin Gress, 26-year-old of Lincoln, on Friday evening.

The suspect, identified as Steven A. Alexander, fled the scene on foot after he stabbed the victim during a fight over a bicycle in the alley near a convenience store at N 27th and Dudley.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Alexander for 1st degree Assault, Manslaughter and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony for Alexander. He is considered dangerous and may be armed with a weapon. Do not approach him rather call 911 if observed.

Steven Alexander is 34-year-old male. He has short black hair, facial hair, and brown eyes. He is 6’0 feet tall and 180 pounds. He has numerous tattoos including a sun and stars on his left upper arm and a skull with a head dress on his right upper arm. He was last seen wearing a black short sleeved shirt, black or dark colored athletic style shorts and black and white tennis shoes.

The Lincoln Police Department urges anyone with information to call our non-emergency number at 402-441-6000 and ask to speak to an Investigator in Criminal Investigations. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600. A reward for information leading to his arrest may be available.