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Man who tried to stop fight stabbed to death

Huntsville police had a busy weekend, including an arrest linked to a stabbing that took a man's life.

Around 6:00 a.m. Saturday, Huntsville Police were called to Beirne Avenue in the Five Points area.

Investigators say James Daniel Harbin, 26, was stabbed while trying to break up a fight. 

Harbin died at a nearby hospital. 

Huntsville Police later arrested Christopher Allen Branch in connection with the crime.

Branch was sitting in the back of the patrol car when WAFF 48 News arrived on the scene.

Right now authorities are questioning witnesses and trying to figure out exactly what happened.

Just an hour earlier, officers were called to the Chevron gas station on University Drive and near Pulaski Pike.

Police say a fight there escalated to a shooting.

The victim was taken to Huntsville Hospital.

No word on the condition of the victim, but reports indicate he or she was shot in the leg.

Investigators spent hours searching for evidence outside the gas station.

One person is in custody for questioning.

 

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