Updated: Suspect charged in North Old Town stabbing that resulted in death, injury

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Updated: Suspect charged in North Old Town stabbing that resulted in death, injury
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A stabbing that occurred early Thursday morning in North Old Town on the 900 block of North Henry Street resulted in one fatality and one individual with life-threatening injuries. 

The felonious assault took place in a residence at around 1:27 a.m. on Thursday. The suspect, 23-year-old city resident Melvin Williams, stabbed Dasheria Barksdale, a 30-year-old city resident, and another 27-year-old male victim. Both were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and Barksdale died at the hospital as a result of her injuries. The second victim, who hasn’t been named, is in critical condition.

Williams was taken to an area hospital with self-inflicted injuries, where he remained in police custody. He was in critical condition at the time. Williams was charged Friday with first degree murder and is being held without bond.

The stabbing closed down North Henry Street from Montgomery to First streets in the early morning hours. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Loren King at 703-746-6689.

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