Police: Deadly stabbing stemmed from drug dispute

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A 35-year-old St. Louis man faces second degree murder and armed criminal action charges after allegedly fatally stabbing man who had argued with him over the price of drugs.

Police say Senadin Fazlic, 31, and an unidentified acquaintance drove to the 4400 block of Wallace on May 19 to buy narcotics from Ben Jones. Jones and Fazlic got into an argument over the price of the drugs, according to a news release from police, and a struggle ensued where Jones ultimately stabbed Fazlic in the upper body before running away.

The acquaintance drove Fazlic to a fire house on the 5000 block of Kingshighway, and he was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

A judge has ordered that Jones be held without bond.


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