Fatal Friday Stabbing Began with Fight Inside Homeless Shelter

A stabbing that left a man dead on New York Avenue NE Friday morning began with an argument inside the cafeteria of a nearby homeless shelter.

That’s according to court documents filed in the case over the weekend.

According to the documents, witnesses told police that Reginald Green and Alfonza Flythe fought, shoving each other, mid-morning Friday in the cafeteria.

The argument continued outside, where Flythe punched Green in the face, and Green stabbed Flythe in the chest, killing him, the charging documents allege.

In a statement to police, Green said he and Flythe knew each other from the shelter and that he “knew how to push [Flythe’s] buttons.”

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 14.

Charging documents are below.

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