Stabbing investigation in St. Petersburg near Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police are investigating a deadly stabbing Sunday night in St. Petersburg.

Officers responded to a fight in the 100 block of Martin Luther King Street North at around 8:30 p.m. Police found a man had been stabbed only about three blocks from parking Lot 6 at Tropicana Field.

The victim in his 50s was transported to the hospital and died from his injuries. He was later identified as Melvin Lee Oliver.

Police do not have a suspect at this time.

Officers closed a portion of Martin Luther King Street North to traffic at 1st Avenue while homicide detectives investigated the stabbing.

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