UPDATE: Murder Warrant Issued for Huntington Stabbing Suspect

By: WSAZ News Staff
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UPDATE 3/27/14 @ 10:45 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police have named a suspect in a fatal stabbing that happened Wednesday morning.

Police say a first degree murder warrant has been issued for Peter Martin King-Howard, 32, of Detroit.

The stabbing happened about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at 3rd Street west between 6th and 7th Avenue.

Police tell WSAZ.com King-Howard and Christopher Crawford, 38, of Huntington, got into a fight in a car and Howard stabbed Crawford several times.

Crawford was pronounced dead at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Police say the stabbing is believed to be drug related.

Huntington Police say King-Howard has been living at a home on Bungelow Avenue in Huntington for the past six months. Police executed a search warrant at the home Wednesday evening, and searched throughout the night for King-Howard.

Police say King-Howard should be considered armed.

If you have any information, contact Huntington Police at 304-696-4444.

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UPDATE 3/26/14 @ 5:15 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Police believe a fatal stabbing in Huntington Wednesday morning is drug related. They say the case is also being investigated as a murder.

The stabbing happened inside a car on 3rd Street West between 6th and 7th Avenues about 10:45 a.m.

Officers say when they arrived at the scene, Christopher A. Crawford, 38, of Huntington, was lying on the street unresponsive after being stabbed multiple times.

Crawford was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital where he died a short time later.

Police say Crawford and the suspect were riding in a car when they got into a fight and Crawford was stabbed.

"The one male that was situated in the back stabbed the guy in the front seat," Huntington Department Cpl. Gary Queen said. "The guy in the front exited the car, collapsed on the side of the road. He appears to have stab wounds in his chest."

Robert Gue and his wife were watching TV when the violent scene played out just outside their home.

“It was kind of shocking,” Gue said.

Gue says he's reported drug activity and prostitution in his neighborhood before.

Annie Brownfield is a Marshall student who lives near where the stabbing occurred. She says she and her roommates are shaken by this death so close to home.

"We're already paranoid being a bunch of teenage girls,” she said. “We'll definitely be more cautious."

Witnesses saw the suspect running from the scene.

No arrests have been made in the case.

"The search now will be an entire city search," Queen said. "This has got to be some concern. You have an armed man that has no value of life what so ever stab another human being. Now he's out there somewhere. We need to find him."

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UPDATE 3/26/14 @ 12:35 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police say a man who was stabbed Wednesday morning has died.

The stabbing happened about 10:45 a.m. at 3rd Street west between 6th and 7th Avenue.

It is now being investigated as a murder.

Police say two men and a woman were in a white Ford Taurus and an argument happened, leading to one of the men stabbing the other.

Police say the suspect ran down an alley. At this time, he has not been arrested. A K-9 crew has been searching the area for the suspect, who is possibly armed.

"This has to be a concern because you have an armed man that had no value of life whatsoever stab another human being and he's out there somewhere and we have to find him," Gary Queen with Huntington Police said.

The suspect was wearing jeans, a black jacket and high tops, according to police.

The victim was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No word on what started the argument.

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ORIGINAL STORY 3/26/14 @ 11 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police are on the scene of a reported stabbing.

It happened at 3rd Street west between 6th and 7th Avenues about 10:45 Wednesday morning.

No word on the condition of the victim or a possible suspect.

We have a crew at the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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