Update: Two arrested, charged with murder in deadly stabbing over argument about social distancing Wednesday morning

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two people have been arrested after a stabbing over an argument about social distancing killed one woman Wednesday morning in the City of Syracuse.

A little before 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10 Syracuse Police responded to the 800 block of South Salina Street for a stabbing call. The location of the call was in front of the Community Health Center.

When officers arrived, they discovered a 44-year-old female who had been stabbed in the midsection. The victim was later identified as Chennal Price-Green of Syracuse.

Price-Green was transported to Upstate Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she was later pronounced dead.

According to police, an argument over social distancing is what led to the stabbing.

As a result of the investigation that followed, two suspects were identified, and on Friday, June 12 they were arrested.

The two people charged were 26-year-old Fontasia Toran and 47-year-old Julius Brown; both of whom are from Syracuse.

The two suspects face the following charges:

  • Murder in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree (Toran in the Fourth Degree)

The investigation is still ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at 315-442-5200.


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