Police searching for suspect in fatal Toms River stabbing

TOMS RIVER - Police are investigating a stabbing that left a Toms River man dead this weekend.

Authorities say Kevin Copes was stabbed to death after getting into a fight with an acquaintance at the Briar Knolls Apartment Complex. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police are currently searching for 20-year-old Steven Rosado, who they say is behind the stabbing.

Police say Copes suffered stab wounds to the chest and arm, and was still alive when rushed to the hospital. Even though Rosado is not yet in custody, he has been charged in the murder of Copes.

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