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BRPD: Suspect in fatal stabbing arrested in Crowley area

Posted at 9:48 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 23:26:39-04

A suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing death in Baton Rouge early Saturday was arrested in Crowley, according to authorities.

BRPD were called to an apartment on Jefferson Highway around 6 a.m. Saturday, where they discovered 21-year-old Kinnedy Smith deceased from stab wounds.

Police told WBRZ that the suspect, only identified as being Smith's boyfriend, called and reported that he had stabbed his girlfriend inside the apartment. They said he injured himself in the stabbing as well.

The suspect, not yet identified by police, was apprehended by State Troopers in the Crowley area and placed in a local hospital for injuries. Authorities said he was heading to Texas when he was located and arrested.

Police say the 27-year-old suspect will be transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison upon his release from the hospital and will be charged with Second Degree Murder.

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