Homicide investigation underway after Sunday stabbing in St. Paul, 1 in custody

UPDATE: Shortly before 10 p.m., police announced that 38-year-old St. Paul resident Maurice Angelo McClinton Smith was booked into jail on murder charges in connection to the fatal stabbing.

Police found McClinton Smith outside a house a few miles from the initial scene. He was treated at Regions Hospital for cold exposure then arrested.

An earlier version of this story continues below.

St. Paul police are investigating a stabbing death Sunday afternoon at an apartment in the 100 block of Larpenteur Avenue West.

Officers responded to a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. and found a woman in her 40s unresponsive with a stab wound to the chest. Police rendered medical aid until St. Paul fire medics arrived and pronounced the victim deceased.

A homicide investigation is underway. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner is expected to release the victim’s name and cause of death soon.

This is the first homicide of 2022 in St. Paul.

Anyone with information about the events is encouraged to call 651-266-5650.

Nothing further is available at this time.