A homeless man has been arrested and charged with murder for the stabbing death of a man in early April.

Delshone Tyrell Busby Jr., 27 was arrested on April 29 in connection with a stabbing death that occurred at Step Up on 5th (1548 5th St.). He is the second individual to be charged in the case.

Officers were called to the transitional housing facility at about 4:30 a.m. on April 5 for reports of a man with a stab wound to the chest inside one of the apartments. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and died later that morning.

Police officers arrested the apartment resident, Guillermo Guerrero, but the District Attorney declined to file charges.

At the time investigators said there were several witnesses to the crime and SMPD spokesman Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez said officers were given confidential information about the case during their investigation that pointed them to Busby.

“The arrest shows the detectives were tenacious in determining who was responsible for the crime and finding a suspect we believe will be held accountable for the crime is great for our department and the community,” he said.

Rodriguez said the investigation into the cause of the killing is ongoing and more information will be available as the case progresses.

Busby was arraigned on May 3 and remains in police custody. He has been charged with murder and an enhancement for using a knife in the commission of a crime.

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