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14-73 (UPDATE) Clearwater Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing

8/18/2014 9:54:17 AM

Contact: Rob Shaw

Aug. 17, 2014

14-73 UPDATE

UPDATE FROM LAST NIGHT: The name of the victim in last evening's stabbing at 1809 Albright Drive is Joseph Wood Jr. (DOB 12-15-64).

The name of the other person involved in the altercation is Edward Smith (DOB 1-20-55).

The investigation into the case continues and will involve a review by the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office. No new information is expected today and the review by the SAO will not be completed until early in the work week.

Clearwater Police Investigate Stabbing

Clearwater Police are investigating a stabbing that left a man dead.

Police were called to 1809 Albright Drive about 7:16 p.m. The victim was taken by medical helicopter to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he later died from his injuries. His name will be released once relatives have been notified.

The stabbing occurred during a dispute between the homeowner and the victim, who also lived at that address.

The person who stabbed the victim is being questioned at police headquarters.

(NOTE: Any stations who responded to the scene and got video of a man being put into a prisoner transport van, that person was a witness taken into custody under the Marchman Act. That person was not the subject who did the