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Charges: 3 Counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
#1 Qing Zheng, 55 – Chef and Employee (Any relation to other victims is currently unknown.)
#2 Qi Zheng, 29 – Employee and Owner’s Daughter
#3 Shi Zheng, 48 – Restaurant Owner and Father of Qi Zheng
On March 12, 2018, at approximately 2:35 p.m., Qing Zheng was working as a chef in the kitchen of the Peking Chinese located at 6936 56th Street North in Tampa. The suspect Xiaofu Feng, was working alongside Zheng when he became upset and accused Zheng of taking his cell phone. The defendant produced a 12-inch butcher knife and cut Zheng several times across the left side of his neck, causing deep lacerations, but narrowly missing the artery. The victim attempted to warn others nearby who were working in another area of the kitchen. The defendant then attacked, Qi Zheng, with the butcher knife and caused multiple lacerations to the left-side of her neck, shoulder, and lower arm. Shi Zheng, the store owner and Qi Zheng's father, then approached the incident from the rear of the store and attempted to protect his daughter and others from further harm.
The defendant attacked Shi Zheng with the butcher knife and cut him across the right side of the face. Shi Zheng attempted to subdue Feng who had now armed himself with a second knife. Despite his injuries, he was able to disarm Feng of the second knife and hold him until deputies arrived. All three victims were transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.