Troy police investigate fatal stabbing

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TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — Officers are looking into what led to a Troy man’s death Friday night, according to a press release from the Troy Police Department.

Right after 8 p.m. Friday, officers found Astin Renard Williams, 37, of Troy after receiving a report of a man getting stabbed in a residence on the 100 block of John Lewis Drive.

Williams had reportedly been lying on the floor with a stab wound to his left torso when authorities arrived. Officers then cleared the home and tried to keep the wounded man with CPR while fire department medics made their way to John Lewis Drive to resuscitate him.

Haynes Ambulance personnel arrived afterward and took Williams to Troy Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries shortly after making it to the emergency room.

“Investigators processed the scene, collected evidence and interviewed witnesses,” the release states. “Mr. Williams’ body has been transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for autopsy.”

No arrest has been made, but authorities have identified their suspect. According to police, the case will be presented to a grand jury at a later date.

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