Police arrest Mitchell man in fatal stabbing
Aug. 22, 2017
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Police in Mitchell have arrested a 49-year-old man who authorities say stabbed and killed a man outside of an apartment complex.
Officers responded to a call early Tuesday and found the 30-year-old man on the ground bleeding from apparent stab wounds. The Daily Republic reports the man was taken to a hospital and later declared dead.
Authorities say the 49-year-old man was awakened by "screaming and someone knocking on his door." Police say the man then picked up a knife from inside his apartment and went outside to confront the other man.
The victim was stabbed about three times in the back and once in the front. The man accused of the stabbing is jailed on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter.
The name of the victim was not released.
Information from: The Daily Republic, http://www.mitchellrepublic.com