Suspect in custody for 20-year-old’s stabbing death, Raleigh police say

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Raleigh police have captured the suspect and identified victim in a deadly stabbing in mid-August on Skycrest Drive, officials say.

Summer Robinson, 20, was killed when she was stabbed in the  4300 block of Skycrest Drive, which is near the Charny Drive intersection, police said. 

Laquan Leon Williams, 27, was identified a day after the slaying as a suspect in Robinson’s death, Raleigh police announced. 

He was taken into custody in New York by members of the U.S. Marshals Service, police announced on Friday.

Williams had already been charged with murder.

The initial call for the killing came in around 10:30 p.m. Aug 13.

“This woman got stabbed in the neck!” a caller told the 911 operator. “I’m applying pressure to the wound!”

The caller said the suspect ran off and they didn’t know the victim or the suspect. 

“I was just in the neighborhood,” the caller said. 

Dustin Nguyen told CBS 17’s Kelly Kennedy he was the one who called 911.

Nguyen said he was walking his girlfriend to her car parked right in front of his home on Skycrest Drive when another car pulled up next to it.

He quickly realized the passenger was unconscious and bleeding.

“There was a lot of blood so obviously she got stabbed in the neck twice so I took off my shirt,” said Nguyen.

Nguyen says Robinson fell out of the car and onto the street in the middle of traffic. He said dozens of neighbors and drivers gathered around to try and help save the young woman’s life.   

“It was tough trying to stop the bleeding because next thing I know she’s taking a gasp of air. There’s no pulse. I check her pulse, there’s no pulse. Her arm is cold and her eyes just rolled back and you just know at that point. I did everything I could,” he said. 

Nguyen said the suspect threw a knife into a storm drain. 

CBS 17’s Amy Cutler observed a significant police presence. Witnesses told her they heard screaming from the area around a car. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP.

A previous story on this incident reported the woman as being 19 years old. 

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