Police: Man charged after deadly stabbing in Wilmington

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Anthony Whitsett (Photo: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is charged with murder after allegedly stabbing another man to death in Wilmington overnight.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, 53-year-old Anthony Whitsett fatally stabbed Steven Mann, 33.

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Officers responded to a call at 5224 Market Street Monday night just before 11:00 pm in reference to a stabbing, police say.

When they arrived, WPD says they found Mann with multiple stab wounds.

Witnesses at the scene reportedly gave WPD a description of the suspect. Police say a short time later Whitsett was found on Lennon Dr. by a detective and was arrested.



Mann was transported by EMS to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries, police say.

Whitsett is currently in the New Hanover County Jail with no bond.