Fatal stabbing at Alabama homeless shelter

Alabama News

Eugene Pettaway

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in a fatal stabbing at a homeless shelter in Alabama.

Jefferson County Jail records said 31-year-old Eugene Pettaway was booked Sunday. News outlets reported Pettaway is a suspect in the death of 20-year-old Quavion Blair.

Blair was found early Saturday morning at Firehouse Shelter in Birmingham with multiple cuts and puncture wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials didn’t give a possible motive.

The shelter said in a Facebook post that the stabbing is a tragic reminder that accessible mental health care is paramount.

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