A Kansas City man has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death Saturday of a 35-year-old man at an apartment building in the 3000 block of East 49th Street, according to Jackson County prosecutors.
Donnell Allen, 42, is also charged with armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is accused of killing Ali Griffin after an argument, possibly over money, police said.
According to court documents:
Police responding to a reported stabbing at the apartment shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday followed a trail of blood from the sidewalk into the apartment building. The trail led to an apartment where officers found Griffin lying on the kitchen floor bleeding from a stab wound in his leg.
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Medical personnel responded and pronounced Griffin dead at the scene.
A witness reportedly told police that before he died, Griffin said “Donnell” stabbed him. The witness also allegedly said Allen had threatened him with a shotgun the day before.
Another witness told investigators that she had been with Allen in his apartment next door the afternoon of the stabbing and reportedly saw Allen cleaning blood from a knife at the kitchen sink. The witness allegedly said Allen told her: “I stabbed the (expletive) out of that (guy).”
The witness at Allen’s apartment described Allen as “crazy and extremely violent” and said Allen had been diagnosed with schizophrenia but did not take his medication.
Allen was arrested at his apartment after an hourlong standoff with police. He was in custody Tuesday at the Jackson County jail on a $250,000 bond.