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Police identify man stabbed in home on Haines Road in St. Pete

The stabbing occurred after he got into an argument with an acquaintance, police said.
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ST. PETERSBURG — A man was killed Tuesday after a stabbing inside a home on Haines Road, police said.

Police identified the man as Justin Xavier Schmitt, 18, of 4827 Haines Road North. Schmitt’s 19th birthday would have been Wednesday.

The stabbing occurred inside the home after Schmitt got into an argument with an acquaintance about 2:30 a.m.

Schmitt was taken to Bayfront Health where he died.

The acquaintance was detained and questioned “but at this time has not been charged,” police said in a news release.

Police have not released any other details and said the investigation is active and ongoing.

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