Suspect arrested in fatal south Richmond stabbing; victim identified

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police have arrested and charged the suspect who fatally stabbed a man on Valentines Day.

Authorities said that shortly after 6:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Clarkson Road for a report of a person stabbed.

When they arrived, they found an adult male victim, later identified as David Jones, 40, of the 1400 block of Clarkson Drive, suffering from a stab wound to the chest. He was transported to Chippenham Hospital where he later died just after 9:30 p.m.

Police were able to determine Jones was stabbed during a fight with another man, Devell L. Carson, 36, of the 2400 block of Whitcomb Street. Carson has been arrested and charged with Voluntary Manslaughter.

RPD detectives ask anyone who may have other information about this case to call Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at (804) 646-3871 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

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