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Fairmont Senior High School Graduate Dead Following Morgantown Stabbing, Suspect Arrested

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The Alcohol Beverage Control has temporarily taken Bent Willey's liquor license.

ABC Commissioner Ronald Moats is working with the Morgantown Police Department to investigate if there were underage people drinking alcohol and if Bent Willey's staff could have done anything to prevent the stabbing.

ABC says they are not sure how long the license will be revoked.

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An arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing of a Fairmont teenager, who was attending West Virginia University.

At approximately 8:30 this evening, Morgantown Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on Wagner Road and were able to take the suspect in the stabbing into custody without further incident.

Robert Hernandez, 33 of Cumberland, Maryland has been charged with First Degree Murder and is currently awaiting arraignment.

Detectives are still conducting interviews and processing various items of potential evidence.

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Morgantown Police have confirmed that DeVante' Waites, 19, died following a stabbing Thursday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 12:43 a.m. at 471 Chestnut Street, Morgantown.  When officers arrived, they found Waites had been stabbed in the abdomen.  Officers began giving Waites first aid, and he was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.  He was pronounced dead as a result of the stab wound.

Waites, a 2013 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School, was a former basketball player at Fairmont Senior and West Fairmont Middle School, said principal Tyson Furgason.  Waites was an incoming freshman at West Virginia University.  WVU Dean of Students Corey Farris issued a statement following the incident: “The entire University community is saddened by the tragic death today of one of our own, Devante Waites, a 19-year-old freshman from Fairmont. We send our thoughts and prayers to Devante's family and many friends, and our Division of Student Life has already been in touch with his family to offer support and comfort in any way we can. Our hearts are simply breaking today as we prepare to welcome students back to campus, and in that context it's good to remember that we hold each Mountaineer dear, and we are all part of a community that cares for each other. At an appropriate time, there will be a bell-ringing to honor Devante. Also, counseling is available through WellWVU and I encourage any student to contact the office (304.293.4431) or visit its new location on the Evansdale campus.”

Morgantown Police and the U.S. Marshal's Mountain State Fugitive Task Force are continuing the investigation and are reviewing video surveillance from the area.  Authorities have interviewed a number of witnesses, said Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston in a news release.  No arrests have been made at this time.

UPDATE:

The Morgantown Police Department confirmed one person was taken to the hospital following reports of a stabbing Thursday morning in Morgantown.

According to police, that person was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital. No word on their name or the extent of their injuries.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Morgantown Police Department at (304) 284-7522.

UPDATE:

The Morgantown Police Department confirmed one person was taken to the hospital following reports of a stabbing Thursday morning in Morgantown.

According to police, that person was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital. No word on their name or the extent of their injuries.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Morgantown Police Department at (304) 284-7522.


ORIGINAL: 

According to Mecca 911 officials, authorities responded to the scene of a reported stabbing Thursday morning in Morgantown.

It happened just after 12:45 a.m. in front of Bent Willey's on Chestnut Street.

911 officials said Morgantown Police, Morgantown Fire Department and Monongalia County EMS responded to the scene.

12 News learned West Virginia University Police also responded to the scene.

Make sure to check back for all updates on this developing story
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