Suspect arrested for murder after man stabbed to death at Richmond home

Posted at 1:38 PM, Apr 02, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have identified the man who surrendered to police after another was found dead at the scene of a homicide early Saturday morning.

Officers arrested 26-year-old Nigel E. Walker at the scene and charged him with murder for stabbing 55-year-old Brian E. Szabo.

Officers were called to the 100 block of Westmoreland Street a little before 2:15 a.m. for a report of a person down. Upon arrival, they found Szabo in the residence who had suffered from an apparent stab wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

At approximately 5 a.m., Walker returned to the scene and surrendered himself to police. Detectives believe he and Szabo knew each other and that the incident stemmed from an argument between the two, causing Walker to flee the house.

CBS 6’s Brendan King spoke to a family member Saturday who confirmed Szabo as the stabbing victim. Szabo is the homeowner listed on property records.

The family member said Szabo was stabbed by “someone the family trusted."


Brian Szabo

Neighbors told CBS 6 they heard shouting at the home a few days before the incident.

“I was shocked and alarmed because this is a quiet safe part of town,” Neighbor George Parrish said. “This event wakes you up a little bit.”

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of the Szabo's death. More information will be released when it becomes available.

Stay with and watch CBS 6 News for updates on this developing s story.



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