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Arrest made following deadly stabbing outside Buffalo grocery store

Posted at 11:12 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 19:25:25-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A man is dead and another is in custody following a stabbing outside a Buffalo grocery store late Friday morning.

Initially investigators were called to the scene of a "serious assault" in a parking lot near 2101 Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo. A short time later, Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo issued an update that the investigation into the assault turned into a homicide investigation.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says 41-year-old Duane Donaldson was allegedly stabbed to death by 37-year-old Frederick D. Jordan, III outside the Tops Friendly Markets location on Elmwood.

A source tells 7 Eyewitness News the dispute had to do with rent and finances. According to the source, a volunteer firefighter from the Town of Tonawanda acted heroically and broke up the fight.

Jordan was arraigned in Buffalo City Court Friday night and faces a second degree murder charge. He is being held without bail and is due back in court June 1.