When police arrested McDowell in the area, he told them he did not know the victim but said he did stab her in the chest.
"I already know what the police got me for, for that girl!” McDowell allegedly said. Officers found a knife on McDowell, who allegedly said, “That's the same knife I had the other day.”
McDowell was taken to the Ridgeway Police station for further questioning. At some point, he told officers that the victim was gay and, “he does not like gay people."
McDowell is charged with criminal attempt-second-degree murder.
He is being held on $80,000 bond.