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A 25-year-old man died late Saturday night from a stab wound to the chest, the city's fourth homicide this year.

Eric Stiles was pronounced dead shortly before midnight at his residence at 1511 E. 46th St. Place in the Rossville Boulevard area, said Lt. Tim Carroll, head of the Chattanooga Police Department's major crimes division.

Police arrested Charles Vincent Hill, 24, of East Ridge, shortly after the incident and booked him at the Hamilton County Jail on a charge of criminal homicide, police said.

Mr. Hill had fled after the incident at Mr. Stiles' home, but authorities found him in East Ridge, said police spokeswoman Lt. Kim Noorbergen.

Mr. Stiles was stabbed in the chest and arm during a fight, Lt. Carroll said.

"Three people in the house witnessed it," the lieutenant he said, adding that the suspect was known as "Vinny the Shark."

Of this year's four homicides, three have been solved.

Franklin Bonner, 68, was found bound and unresponsive by his wife at his home at 4704 Enterprise Lane. Police continue to investigate the Jan. 16 incident.

Cornelius Williams died Feb. 6 after sustaining a gunshot wound on Jan. 2. Aaron Moses was charged in connection with the shooting.

Allen Verdule, 35, died Feb. 12 after suffering a gunshot wound to his head at 718 Sylvan Drive. Police arrested a 17-year-old girl and booked her on a charge of criminal homicide.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office also investigated a homicide Friday. Robert Cantrell, 24, died from injuries he suffered during a shooting Friday at 4727 Green Shanty Road. The sheriff's office took out a warrant on Jeremy Trueitt, 22, in connection with the incident, according to a statement from the office.

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