PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are searching for the suspects involved in a fatal stabbing that occurred outside a nightclub over the weekend.
The stabbing happened just before 1 a.m. Saturday in a parking lot outside the Cadillac Lounge on Charles Street, according to police.
A 26-year-old man, identified as Stephon Calise, was brought to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“We’ve been speaking with family and his friends who are obviously very devastated at the loss,” Maj. Timothy O’Hara said. “We have contacted Fall River police to see if there is any assistance that they can give us to help us with the investigation as to who would want to harm Mr. Calise.”
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Police said Calise and some friends, all from Fall River, left the club and were followed by a group of three people who were also at the club that night.
One person then confronted Calise and stabbed him before leaving the scene in two cars, a white Jeep Cherokee and a gray Hyundai.
The Board of Licenses held an emergency meeting and ordered the Cadillac Lounge to be closed for 72 hours.
Calise leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter and volunteers as a youth basketball coach in Fall River.
It’s the seventh homicide in the city this year. The incident remains under investigation.