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Stabbing Victim Dies In Hospital

The 26-year-old Halifax man who was stabbed at Westside Village Apartments just before midnight Saturday has died at Duke University Medical Center, according to South Boston Police.

Investigator R. E. Redd said Duke officials confirmed Tuesday that Christopher Polk died of his wound, but they did not give the actual time of death.

Polk’s brother, 25-year-old Quincy Polk, is being held in the Halifax Adult Detention Center on a charge of malicious wounding, stemming from the incident.

Officers were called to Westside Village Apartments at 11:58 p.m. Saturday for a report of a stabbing, South Boston Investigator C. L. Carswell said Sunday afternoon.

When they arrived, the officers found Christopher Polk with a knife wound to the head lying near a walkway at the apartment complex, Carswell said.

EMS personnel transported Polk to Halifax Regional Hospital, and he was later airlifted to Duke Medical Center.

Officers received a call at 1:35 a.m. Sunday that Quincy Polk wanted to turn himself in, Carswell said Sunday afternoon. South Boston Police Sgt. R. D. Edmonds took Polk into custody at 1:44 a.m. that day, charging him with malicious wounding, he added.

Investigator Redd said additional charges against Quincy Polk are pending.

Christopher Polk’s body was taken to the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill for autopsy, Redd said.