Thursday, December 20, 2012
Detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old woman after the black suspect chased her down
Dade City Police responded to calls of a man chasing a woman and stabbing her as she fled east on 21 st Street. Stephanie Ross, an insurance company employee, was delivering paperwork minutes before noon, when she was stabbed. When police arrived, the victim had already been transported to the hospital by a passerby. Officers went to 37020 Coleman Avenue, just east of 21st Ave, where they found 53-year-old African-American Lucious Smith standing in his apartment. He was bleeding and was transported to the hospital. The hospital confirmed that the victim, Ross, received several stab wounds and she was pronounced dead at 1:27 p.m. Once Smith was treated, he was arrested and taken to jail.