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Man fatally stabbed on Westside overnight

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UPDATE, 12/30/13: The victim has been identified as 47-year-old James Duggan. The investigation is ongoing, according to JSO Public Information Officer Shannon Hartley.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man was fatally stabbed following an altercation late Monday night.

Patrol officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious death in the 5600 block of Leslie Road around 12:15 a.m., according to JSO Sgt. Michael Paul.

Police found a male in his mid to late forties fatally wounded in the roadway. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene and pronounced the man deceased.

Police have a person of interest in custody and are in the process of interviewing multiple witnesses, according to Sgt. Paul. At this point in the investigation, police believe the victim was at a residence in the Wesconnett area of the Westside and tried to break up a fight between two woman when he was stabbed.

The identity of the victim has not been released and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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