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UPDATE: Police search for man nicknamed ‘Detroit’ in Daytona Beach murder case

Victim found with numerous stab wounds, investigators say

Daytona Beach police have named Nicholas Harris the suspect in a fatal stabbing. They've provided a previous mugshot from Volusia County Jail records.
Daytona Beach police have named Nicholas Harris the suspect in a fatal stabbing. They've provided a previous mugshot from Volusia County Jail records. (Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona Beach Police Department is working to find a man they say was involved in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old man.

DBPD has issued an arrest warrant for Nicholas Christopher Harris, known as “Detroit.” Officers say Harris killed Adrian A. Allen at an apartment complex at 409 Jean Street Saturday.

First responders found Allen lying on his back outside of an apartment unit around 11:30 p.m., the police report reads.

Detectives say evidence shows Allen and Harris were in the apartment for a long period of time before the two got into a physical fight, ending with Harris stabbing Allen multiple times. Investigators are working to learn what led up to the fight.

Allen was rushed to Halifax Health Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries early Sunday morning, officials say.

Detectives with DBPD are now asking for the public’s help in finding Harris. Officers note he often wears a Detroit baseball cap and is known to frequent the Jean Street apartments.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective David Dinardi immediately at (386) 671-5219 or DinardiDavid@dbpd.us.


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