WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating a homicide after a man was fatally stabbed on Sunday.

Officers came to the 4000 block of North Cherry Street after getting a report of a stabbing.

At the scene, police found Javar Warren Smith, 31, of Winston-Salem, suffering from a stab wound. Firefighters and EMS personnel attempted life-saving measures, however, Smith would die as a result of his injuries.

The WSPD’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and is investigating the stabbing.

Following the scene investigation, warrants were obtained charging Jeriel Donnell Friday, 33, of Winston-Salem, with general murder. Police found Friday at a local hospital at 4:30 p.m. and took him into custody.

A bond amount and court date have not been established at this time.

This is the 19th homicide of the year in Winston-Salem.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800, or En Espanol (336) 728-3904. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook. 

A Crime Stoppers Tip Form can also be located online. Information provided to Crime Stoppers may be provided anonymously.

The Text-A-Tip Program can be reached at (336) 276-1717 and allows you to text tips, photos, and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Please note that such text tips may not be made anonymously.