Man charged in fatal stabbing near Raleigh motel
A man wanted in a fatal stabbing near a Raleigh motel early Friday was apprehended Friday evening, police said.
Raleigh police received a call about the stabbing near the Wake Inn, at 3120 New Bern Ave., at 3 a.m.
“Someone came up to my window and said call an ambulance,” someone staying at the motel told a 911 dispatcher. “There’s blood on my window.”
Luis Miranda, 52, was taken to WakeMed Hospital, where he died.
Police named Ernest Dennis Brown, 43, a suspect Miranda’s death by Friday afternoon. He was in custody by 6:30 p.m.
A crime scene at Holston Lane was connected to the stabbing, police said. A K-9 unit was searching the area, and a tow truck removed a damaged vehicle.
Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.