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Victim ID’d In Cass County Stabbing Death

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a 22-year-old man from Walker was stabbed to death Wednesday night in northern Minnesota.

The Cass County Medical Examiner identified the victim Friday as Jason Dale Howard. Authorities responded to a report of a stabbing at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday near the city of Onigum. When they arrived, they found that Howard had been stabbed in the chest.

He died from his wounds on the way to the hospital. The suspect, 20-year-old Sheldon James Smith of Red Lake, was arrested and is currently in the Cass County Jail pending criminal charges.

According to a criminal complaint, Smith stabbed Howard during an encounter between two groups of individuals and then fled the scene with companions.

Authorities said what led up to the stabbing is still under investigation.

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