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Update: Teenage murder suspect arrested in Saturday night Raleigh stabbing

Three wounded in Durham stabbing Saturday, police looking for suspect

Two men and a woman were stabbed around 9 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019 police said, and one of the men was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The stabbing happened in an apartment in the 2800 block of Chapel Hill Road in Durham.
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Two men and a woman were stabbed around 9 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019 police said, and one of the men was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The stabbing happened in an apartment in the 2800 block of Chapel Hill Road in Durham.

Raleigh police have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in the death of a man who was stabbed to death in southeast Raleigh on Saturday evening.

Jonathan Maurice Culbreth, 21, died at WakeMed after being stabbed at his apartment complex on Dowling Haven Place, according to the Raleigh Police Department.

Sunday afternoon, police announced they had arrested Steve Andrew Garcia, 17.

Police did not provide many additional details, including how Garcia and Culbreth were acquainted or a possible motive for the stabbing, although a police spokeswoman said in an email that “the two were known to one another prior to the incident.”

Garcia has been charged with murder in the stabbing, which police say happened around 7 p.m. Saturday at the the East Haven Apartments, near the intersection of Poole Road and the Interstate 440 Beltline.

Garcia lives nearby, on Tom Gipson Drive, according to information from the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification.

Will Doran reports on North Carolina politics, with a focus on state employees and agencies. In 2016 he started The News & Observer’s fact-checking partnership, PolitiFact NC, and before that he reported on local governments around the Triangle. Contact him at wdoran@newsobserver.com or (919) 836-2858.
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