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A 41-year-old man was arrested Saturday and charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in east Charlotte late Friday.

Authorities identified the victim as Kwame Anwar Pugh, 25.

According to an initial police reporter, at 8:40 p.m. Friday, officers were sent to a home in the 5000 block of Cheval Place after getting a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. (Cheval Place is near Central Avenue and N. Sharon Amity Road.) When officers got there, they found Pugh with a stab wound. MEDIC pronounced him dead at the scene.

In their initial report, the police said they weren’t looking for additional suspects. CMPD released no motive for the killing, the 90th in Charlotte so far this year.

Anyone with information about an unsolved case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600, or go online at

Founder and publisher of Qcitymetro, Glenn has worked at newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and The Charlotte Observer.

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