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Man fatally stabbed while trying to break up fight at Sunset Lounge in Clearwater, suspect arrested

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Clearwater stabbing
Posted at 6:12 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 19:57:44-05

The suspect in the stabbing, Jarvis Miles has been booked into the Pinellas County Jail after turning himself in. He is being charged with second-degree murder in the death of Samir Dauti.


Police are searching for the suspect accused of fatally stabbing a man at a lounge in Clearwater early Tuesday morning, police said.

The call came in just before 3 a.m. from the Sunset Lounge at 2558 Sunset Point Rd.

According to police, two suspects who were involved in the fight at the Sunset Lounge have been arrested. However, a third person, the man who pulled a knife and stabbed the victim, remains at large. He is identified as Jarvis Miles, 34.

Authorities say he has been arrested nearly a dozen times in Pinellas County since 2008. He has multiple tattoos over his body, including on his neck and face. Detectives say Miles pulled a knife during a fight at the bar and stabbed the victim, 33-year-old Samir Dauti, who died at Mease Countryside Hospital from his injuries less than an hour after the incident.

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Detectives say Dauti was trying to intervene in the fight as a peacemaker when he was stabbed; he was not involved in the original altercation.

Detectives were able to locate two other people who were with Miles and involved in the fight: Christopher Pittman, 31, who pointed a gun at another man, and Shannon Carias, 43, who struck another woman in the head with a pool stick.

Pittman was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm; Carias was charged with aggravated battery. The murder weapon, a knife, was recovered by detectives.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Miles should call Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242.