ST. CLOUD -- Police have arrested a 16-year-old for the stabbing death of a St. Cloud man early Friday morning.

The St. Cloud Police Department says the incident happened just after 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of 6th Ave S and 5th St. S in St. Cloud.

A group of four males were walking by a house and got into a verbal exchange with the victim, 20-year-old Davee Devose of St. Cloud, before the situation escalated into a fight.

During the fight, Devose was stabbed once in the chest with a knife. Life-saving efforts by paramedics were unsuccessful and Devose was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators found the knife about a half block away from the scene and officers were able to track down the juvenile suspect in an alley in the 900 block of 5th Ave S in St. Cloud.

When in custody, the 16-year-old from St. Cloud confessed to stabbing Devose and is facing possible charges of 2nd degree murder, 2nd degree assault, and curfew violation.

Investigation is ongoing to locate the others involved in the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the above incident is urged to contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200, or Tri-County Crimestoppers a 320-255-1301,1-800-255-1301, or at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org

Crime tips can also be texted to Tri-County Crimestoppers. Enter 274637 (“Crimes”) into the destination box, start your text with TRITIP, enter a space, then type in the tip information.

 

Police are investigation a death that occurred at the intersection of 5th Street and 6th Avenue South. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)