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Police: Woman, 19, Stabbed Outside Bronx Apartment Building

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for answers following the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old woman in the Bronx Saturday morning.

The victim, identified as Jasmine Canton, was outside of her home on Creston Avenue across from St. James Park when the violence broke out.

According to police, Canton was stabbed once in the chest. She was taken to St. Barnabas hospital, where she was pronounced dead, CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported.

Police release surveillance photo of man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in the Bronx on  on April 26, 2014 (Credit: NYPD)

Police release surveillance photo of man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in the Bronx on
on April 26, 2014 (Credit: NYPD)

Police said there may have been an argument before the stabbing, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.

The building is equipped with several surveillance cameras, which police will likely be looking at very closely.

Residents told Carrasco they’re in shock that this brutal crime happened in broad daylight.

“It’s sad because it shouldn’t have escalated to that. She’s only a kid, she was just 19. She shouldn’t have been stabbed and not even making it to the hospital to be saved, it’s really sad,” said Kingsbridge resident Miguel Concepcion.

Police released a photo and description of a possible suspect in the stabbing.

The man is described as a Hispanic male, between 20 and 30 years old, last seen wearing a black Northface fleece jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information regarding the stabbing is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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