Arrest made in downtown stabbing after fight over drugs

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has charged Cody Beatrice, 23, with the stabbing of Edward Clark, 44.

JACKSONVILLE: An arrest has been made in a stabbing that took place early Monday morning in downtown Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has charged Cody Beatrice, 23,  with the stabbing of Edward Clark, 44.

Police say the two men were arguing over drugs just before 5 a.m. when Clark was stabbed. JSO Lt. Steve Gallaher said Tuesday that Beatrice approached a group of people including Clark, asking them to share their drugs. The group told him to go away. Minutes later, Beatrice approached Clark and got into an argument, where Gallaher said Beatrice stabbed Clark.

Clark died in surgery at UF Health.

Witnesses gave police a description of the suspect, and Clark was caught after a short foot chase nearby, police said.

Gallaher said all of the people involved in the dispute are homeless.

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