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Man arrested after using kitchen knife in deadly Downtown stabbing

Rodney Williams
Rodney Williams(MPD)
Updated: Jan. 22, 2021 at 3:32 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man is behind bars with pending charges after police said he stabbed a man to death near a downtown apartment building.

POLICE: Man stabbed to death in Downtown Memphis, suspect on the run

Thursday night, MPD was patrolling the area of N. Danny Thomas and Madison Ave. when Tommy Pitchman approached them saying a man named “Rodney” stabbed him.

He told officers he knew where the man lived.

While on the third floor of the apartment building, a man told police the suspect was inside of his apartment.

Police took Rodney Williams into custody where he later admitted to using a kitchen knife during the stabbing.

He will be charged with second-degree murder, according to police reports.

Pitchman was transported to the hospital, however, he did not survive his injuries.

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