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Court documents reveal more details in fatal stabbing at East Central Towers

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Court documents filed in the case against a man accused of stabbing someone to death at the East Central Towers apartment complex reveal more about what led up to the violence.

Authorities say the stabbing happened at the East Central Towers along East Washington Boulevard, not far from the Indiana Tech campus around 6 p.m. on Jan. 24.

After an autopsy on Monday, the Allen County coroner said 48-year old Warrell Booher died from a stab wound to his chest, and ruled his death a homicide.

Police say 52-year old Michael Foster turned himself in the next day after he and his family learned he was wanted as a person of interest.

Police say the crime was caught on surveillance camera.

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A probable cause affidavit filed in the case said Foster and Booher got into a fight outside of Booher's girlfriend's apartment.

The girlfriend told police that Foster came into her apartment holding a knife and bleeding that evening, and when she told Foster to leave, she spotted Booher collapse onto the ground.

Security video purportedly shows Foster throw a couple of punches, and Booher appears to pull out a knife from his pants.

Video shows the pair fall to the floor, and then bounce back up.

One day after the crime, Foster went to the Fort Wayne Police department to share his side of the story.

He told police he and Booher were fighting about a woman.

Foster said Booher told him to leave her alone, and so Foster said he was ready to fight.

Foster told detectives he waited on Booher to come back to the first floor from the third floor.

Once Booher came back, Foster said they started yelling and then physically fighting.

That's when Foster said Booher pulled a knife and came at him.

Foster said they went down on the ground fighting over control of the knife and he was able to get it away from Booher.

Foster said he did not know Booher had been stabbed, and didn't know when or how he might have been hurt.

He also told detectives he ran from the scene after Booher collapsed because he didn't know what happened.

We talked exclusively with the Booher's son, who lived in a neighboring building.

"We just thought he was having a seizure until my stepmom had came and seen the stab wound that was in his chest," Davion Boone says.

The 20-year-old Boone is still in shock that his father was stabbed to death Friday night in this hallway of the East Central Towers apartment complex, where they both live.

"He was a very loving man. He cared about his kids so much, all six of us," Boone says.

His older brother, 26-year-old O'sha Booher-Ford, died after being stabbed in the chest back in October.

The autopsy showed Booher died from a single stab wound to the chest when the knife hit his lung.

An Allen County judge set bond at $100,000.

Foster is due in court on Jan. 30 for a hearing on his 72-hour hold.

Warrell Booher is Allen County's fourth homicide victim of the year.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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