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Man stabbed, dies in domestic dispute

Crime scene tape surrounds a residence after an early morning domestic dispute lead to a stabbing on the 2500 block of McCall Avenue, Selma Police Chief Greg Garner said.

SELMA — The Fresno County Coroner's Office reports that it was Cory Smith, 26, of Selma who died after an early morning domestic dispute on March 6. The dispute took place on the 2500 block of McCall Avenue and lead to Smith getting stabbed, Selma Police Chief Greg Garner said.

Selma Police are interviewing witnesses and while no arrests have been made, Garner said they have a good idea of who the suspect may be.

The stabbing involves “an ongoing domestic feud involving a [female] friend of the victim,” Garner said.

Smith lived in this area along with his friend, when he was attacked, Garner said.

An initial call was received a little after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6. Emergency medical teams were called and Smith was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.

“We’re close to making an identification of who was responsible for this,” Garner said.

Police are checking cameras in the area and Garner added that this is second homicide in the community this year.

The incident took place near Garfield Elementary and Garner said a lockdown notice would have been given if it affected nearby schools.

“It’s not an isolated incident by any means. Domestic violence continues to be one of our biggest problems.”

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