A man underwent surgery after being stabbed in the back and stomach Saturday afternoon outside Star Market, 741 S. Cherokee Lane, according to Lodi police.
The victim, whose name was not disclosed, walked out of the store at 2:25 p.m. when a male estimated to be 17 to 19 years old asked him for a few dollars, police Sgt. Tod Patterson said. The men began fighting when the victim said he didn't have any money, Patterson said.
The man's injuries were not life-threatening, but he was scheduled to undergo surgery, police said.
The incident didn't appear to be gang-related, Patterson said.
No other information was available from police on Sunday.