NEW DETAILS: Dayton man killed in weekend stabbing ID’d

A man who was stabbed and killed Saturday at an apartment complex in Dayton has been identified.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as Lawrence Bell, 27, from Dayton.

A 911 caller had initially reported a person was shot and on the ground. Dayton police later confirmed it was a stabbing, not a shooting.

“That was a stabbing — we had a boyfriend and his girlfriend there in the apartment being involved in an altercation,” said Major Brian Johns with the Violent Crimes Bureau Investigations at the Dayton Police Department at a media briefing Tuesday. “She had a knife, at which time she stabbed him one time in the chest. He ran outside and unfortunately passed away from his wounds.”

The woman was arrested that morning but has since been released, Johns said.

Johns said police were there earlier in the night on reports of the man threatening to commit suicide.

The woman claimed self-defense, and the Dayton officers are working to investigate further.

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The call came in at 5:51 a.m. Saturday for an incident in the 1000 block of Danner Avenue at 5:51 a.m. on Saturday, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.

CPR was needed and a person was detained, according to earlier dispatch records.

The stabbing remains under investigation.

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