Suspect charged with murder following Buffalo stabbing

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police say they have made an arrest in relation to a fatal stabbing.

Justin Johnson died on April 17 after being stabbed on N. Division St. days earlier.

The same day Johnson died, a suspect, Buffalo resident Hillard Smith, was arrested.

Charges against Smith were upgraded to murder after Johnson died. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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