Suspect arrested in deadly downtown stabbing

Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 11:46 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington Police have arrested a suspect in a fatal downtown stabbing on Sunday.

Police say Von C. Simmonds, 40, of Burlington allegedly killed 23-year-old Abubakar Shariff. It happened when police say two groups got into a fight before just after 3 a.m. at Piesano’s restaurant on Main Street. Police say Shariff was stabbed. Despite life-saving attempts, he died at the hospital.

Police arrested Simmonds without incident Thursday after what they call an extensive investigation. He is being charged with second-degree murder and was held without bail.

He is due in court Friday.

Reporter Cam Smith will have more on this story on the Channel 3 News starting at 4.

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