A 36-year-old Cleveland man was fatally stabbed on the city's east side early Sunday morning.
It happened at 2:15 a.m. at East 131st and Winton's Place.
The preliminary investigation reveals that the victim, identified as William Lane, was arguing with a male known as "D" over a debt that "D" owed the victim. The argument escalated to physical confrontation, where the victim was assaulting the smaller "D." During the assault, "D" produced a knife and stabbed Lane multiple times. After stabbing Lane, "D" fled the scene.
Lane was conveyed by EMS to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he expired from his injuries.
The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information to contact the Homicide Unit at 216.623.5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).