Man stabbed to death outside Bensalem beer store: police

BENSALEM, PA — A man was stabbed to death outside a popular beer store in Bensalem on Tuesday, March 29.

Dominique Isaac Harris, 30, was arraigned Thursday by District Court Judge Corryn L. Kronnagel on one count of criminal homicide and one count of intentional possession of an instrumentality of crime. He was sent to Bucks County Correctional Center with his bail denied.

Police arrived at Bensalem Beer and Soda, located at 1919 Street Road, just after 8 a.m. Wednesday after employees saw blood all over the floor, along with a cellphone, bloodstained clothing, a Wendy’s hat and other items.

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According to police, CCTV footage from the store shows the victim was stabbed multiple times before being hit by the assailant’s car.

Police also observed video footage of nearby Wendy’s where the victim was an employee. The video shows a man, later identified as Harris, approaching the victim as he took out the trash. Harris is seen chasing the victim before the stabbing takes place.

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Court records indicate the victim had an argument with Harris in January.

Harris was later arrested by Philadelphia police at Broad Street and Huntington Avenue, who observed blood on the fender of his vehicle, as well as inside his car.

A Bensalem police officer discovered the body of victim, Michael Pickens, 54, dumped in the park and ride area of ​​Cornwells station on Thursday March 31.

Harris is currently scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, April 12.

Bensalem Beer and Soda took to social media to tell customers that all staff were safe.

“To everyone who called and checked us in, everything is fine! There was an altercation that happened overnight in our parking lot. With the help of our cameras, I’m sure the Bensalem Police the department will have no problem resolving this case. We are and will be open for business as usual.”

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