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Cops Say Homeless Man Bought New Shirt After Stabbing Another Homeless Man

A homeless man was arrested for stabbing another homeless man to death this weekend shortly after buying a new shirt to replace the bloody threads, according to BSO.

David Edward Shaw, 42, faces second-degree murder charges for killing an unnamed, 37-year-old man. The attack occurred late Saturday in a Burger King parking lot on West Oakland Park Boulevard in Lauderdale Lakes, where BSO says witnesses saw the two men arguing. Later, a passerby found the victim lying on the pavement suffering from stab wounds. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

The victim's name is being withheld until his family has been notified.

Just a few hours after the stabbing, Shaw was arrested wearing a fresh, new shirt he had just bought, but he apparently didn't have enough cash for a new pair of pants, because the pair he had on still had some blood on them. BSO also says they found a bag of bloody clothes nearby and a kitchen knife believed to have been used in the attack.

The two men had been in several fights before this final encounter, according to BSO.

After the arrest, Shaw told police he stabbed the victim. Shaw has a criminal record with previous busts for armed burglary and grand theft, in addition to some drug and trespassing charges.

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Ray Downs
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