ATLANTA — A 25-year-old man has been charged with the stabbing death of another man following a fight early Saturday morning in Buckhead, police said. 

At about 3:30 Saturday morning, officers were summoned to Buckhead Imports at 28 Irby Avenue NW in reference to a stabbing. 

When they arrived, they spoke with the caller, later identified as 25-year-old Israel K. Whittle. 

Whittle told officers he was in a fight with multiple men and pulled a knife and stabbed one of them. 

The other men allegedly involved in the fight were not present when officers arrived at the scene.

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A preliminary investigation indicated that a man was dropped off at Piedmont Hospital with multiple stab wounds. That man was later pronounced dead.

On Sunday afternoon, police identified the victim as Jermaine Stephenson.

Following further investigation, officers found probable cause to obtain a warrant for Whittle, charging him with Stephenson's murder.

Whittle was transported to the Fulton County Jail without incident.


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