Man arrested after chasing down woman, fatally stabbing her, police say

DADE CITY, Fla. - Detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old woman after the suspect chased her down in Dade City Monday.

Dade City Police responded to calls of a man chasing a woman and stabbing her as she fled east on 21 st Street.

Stephanie Ross, an insurance company employee, was heading to delivering paperwork minutes before noon, when she was stabbed.

When police arrived, the victim had already been transported to the hospital by a passerby.

Officers went to 37020 Coleman Avenue, just east of 21st Ave, where they found 53-year-old Lucious Smith standing in his apartment.

He was bleeding and was transported to the hospital.

The hospital confirmed the victim, Ross, received several stab wounds and she was pronounced dead 1:27 p.m.

Once Smith was treated, he was arrested and taken to jail.

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