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Police ID victim in Saturday’s homicide

Police released a description of a suspected killer Monday, two days after a man was stabbed to death in a Spokane parking lot.

William “Billy” O. Floyd, 22, died after police found him unconscious and barely breathing in a parking lot at West Indiana Avenue and North Lincoln Street about 2 a.m., according to the Spokane Police Department.

Police say Floyd and a friend fought with one man, who remains at large.

He’s described as white, 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-2, with short dark hair.

He was wearing prescription glasses and was last seen running eastbound on Indiana from Lincoln, on the north side of the street, according to police.

Police don’t know how the fight began and by Monday afternoon had talked to just one witness, Floyd’s friend who was also involved in the fight, said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe.

“We’ve really got to find this other guy and find out his version of the story,” DeRuwe said. “We don’t have very much” Police think he may have been injured in the fight.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Court records show Floyd had convictions for second-degree burglary, residential burglary, theft of a firearm and second-degree arson. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison last August on the arson and second-degree burglary convictions.

A woman who answered the door at a home in the 4300 block of West Crown Place said Floyd lived there, but she declined to comment further. His 16-year-old sister, Stephanie, called him “an amazing person who was very loved.”

A memorial sign and flowers had been placed at the intersection Monday afternoon. Friends and family signed a tag board calling Floyd a “son, brother and uncle.”

“You were my only brother,” reads one message signed Big Sister Heather, “taken from me in a heartbeat.”

Floyd’s death is the seventh homicide in Spokane this year and the fourth fatal stabbing.

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