Man charged in fatal stabbing near Raleigh motel

January 4, 2019
Ernest Dennis Brown

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.

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