Passerby finds man stabbed to death in Daytona Beach, police say

Durian T. Atwaters arrested on murder charge in death of Rickey Shelhorse

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man was arrested on murder charges early Tuesday after a passerby found another man stabbed to death on the ground in Daytona Beach, police said.

The Daytona Beach Police Department said Durian T. Atwaters, 38, faces a charge of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Rickey Shelhorse, 34, of Daytona Beach.

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According to police, a passerby called 911 at 1:41 a.m. and reported seeing a man stabbed to death on the ground. Officers discovered Shelhorse’s body, and he was pronounced dead at the scene minutes later by paramedics with the Daytona Beach Fire Department, police said.

Atwater was taken into custody around 2:20 a.m. near South Ridgewood Avenue and Shady Place, a few blocks from where the fatal stabbing took place, according to police.

In a 911 call released by the department, a man called police to report the victim was in the road and that he was told the victim was about to fight someone when he was stabbed.

Detectives are working to determine the motive in the stabbing.

No other details have been released.

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