UPDATE: DeLand Police are charging the suspect, 32-year-old Jared Shaw with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 67-year-old Christine McCaleb.
Investigators say that Shaw flagged down a Volusia county deputy at about 3 a.m. today in the 300 block of North Woodland Boulevard. Shaw was found to be bleeding from a self-inflicted wound to his neck. He was transported to Halifax Hospital as a trauma alert due to his injury.
It was determined that McCaleb was sleeping on a bench with a blanket over her head near the Bank of America building. It appears that she was stabbed while asleep.
DeLand, FL – A fatal stabbing is under investigation this morning in DeLand. Police say that a homeless man stabbed a homeless woman. The man is in custody. He’s being treated for possible self-inflicted wounds.
The 300 block of North Woodland Boulevard was shut down this morning just after 7 a.m. for the incident that took place at the 7-11 store located near East Minnesota Avenue.
North Woodland Boulevard was shut down between Church Street and Pennsylvania Avenue for about two hours while detectives gathered evidence.
DeLand Police Chief Jason Umberger will release an update on the case at 11 a.m. Check back with NewsDaytonaBeach.com for updates.