Daytona Beach police search for killer after deadly stabbing

A fight between 2 men over a woman led up to the stabbing, police say

Community members in Daytona Beach spoke to the police chief on Monday evening to address recent gun violence. (WKMG)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Beach police want to find the man responsible for a deadly stabbing Thursday morning.

Investigators said the attack happened in the 200 block of Weaver St. around 10 a.m.

Prior to the stabbing, the victim and his killer were arguing over a woman, police said.

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Officers said the killer ran away and was last seen heading north on Walnut Street toward Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard.

Police found the victim lying in the grass, stabbed several times in his abdomen. Bystanders were applying direct pressure to his wounds until police took over, the report said.

A knife was found next to the victim, covered in blood.

He was rushed to the hospital where he died, according to a release.

Anyone with information on the deadly stabbing is asked to call (386)-671-5257 or email howellcollin@dbpd.us regarding case No. 210020007.


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