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One arrested in connection with fatal French Quarter stabbing

Posted at 3:23 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-30 16:23:57-05

A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a homeless man early Saturday morning in the French Quarter, our media partners at The Advocate report.

Quinten Passantino, 31, was arrested and booked for second degree murder, NOPD told The Advocate. The investigation remains ongoing, the paper reports.

Quinten Passantino
Courtesy of The Advocate

NOPD announced earlier Saturday that three men were sought for questioning in relation to the stabbing. The three men were shown in short surveillance footage while checking their phones.

Police officers and state troopers found the victim while responding to a call of a cutting about 4:10 a.m. at the corner of St. Ann and Dauphine streets. He was lying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds and was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities didn’t release the victim’s name but confirmed his last known address was a homeless shelter.

To read The Advocate’s full coverage, click here.