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July 15, 2011

Police in Muscle Shoals investigate stabbing

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Muscle Shoals Police are investigating a fatal stabbing.

The Colbert County coroner confirms that 27-year-old Patrick Johnson died at Shoals Hospital around midnight Thursday.

Police say Johnson’s friends dropped him off at the hospital and doctors called police.

Authorities don’t know where Johnson was stabbed. The coroner said Johnson lived in Muscle Shoals, and police will begin their investigation there.

Investigators have not released any suspect descriptions.

The coroner took Johnson’s body to Huntsville for an autopsy.

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