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Police Arrest Man Wanted in Fatal Stabbing on H Street Corridor

by Andrew Ramonas — August 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

Police car(Updated at 6:10 p.m.) A man suspected of a fatal stabbing on the H Street corridor this week has been apprehended.

Hector L. Felix, a 57-year-old resident of Northwest D.C., was arrested today in connection with the homicide and charged with second degree murder while armed, police said.

Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

The stabbing happened near H and 8th streets NE in broad daylight Monday, according to authorities.

The victim, 44-year-old Eric Lee Smith of Suitland, was preparing to enter a bus when he got into an argument with someone, NBC Washington reported. Another person then approached Smith and stabbed him.

Smith was found with multiple stab wounds, police said. He was brought to a local hospital, where he died.

Police don’t believe Smith and Felix knew each other, according to NBC Washington.

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