Stabbing suspect arrested on Isle of Palms, police say
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - A day after a construction worker was fatally stabbed at the Belk store in Mount Pleasant's Towne Centre, police arrested the man on the Isle of Palms.
Mount Pleasant police said late Wednesday night the victim died at East Cooper Medical Center and charges for the suspect, identified as Dennis Elvin Cervantes-Pavon, were upgraded to murder.
A law enforcement source said Cervantes-Pavon has Honduran citizenship, but it was unclear whether he also had U.S. citizenship.
According to the police report, a patrol officer ran to the scene to find the victim was lying in the grass beside the store, bleeding from his chest. He was already unresponsive, police said.
The coroner's office identified the victim as 28-year-old Raymond Muniz.
Cervantes-Pavon was last seen running towards Hungryneck Boulevard.
In a briefing outside the store shortly after the incident, Inspector Chip Googe said the stabbing happened inside the store around 6 p.m. Police say the two men were in some sort of argument that led to the stabbing.
There was a chase for the suspect and officers are currently looking for Cervantes-Pavon near Hungryneck Boulevard. Googe said 33-year-old Cervantes-Pavon is 5-feet, 2-inches tall and was wearing a red shirt and dark shorts.
Police say anyone who sees a person matching Pavon's description should call 911. There are currently no roads closed, but police say there are perimeters set up in areas where they believe Pavon may be hiding.
Officials from Belk said they were working closely with police as they investigate the fatal stabbing.
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