Pittsburg man arrested in connection with stabbing death

Friday June 28, 2002

Berkeley police today are investigating the stabbing death of 41-year-old man on Haste Street west of Telegraph Avenue Wednesday evening. 

Lt. Cynthia Harris says officers have arrested Pittsburg resident Lamar Mitchell, 23, in connection with the slaying of Roysel Marshall-Darrow of Berkeley. 

Harris said a witness flagged down a patrol officer on Haste Street at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday to report a fight and point out a fleeing Mitchell. The officer broadcast the information over the police radio and the suspect was soon apprehended. 

Police found Marshall-Darrow lying on the sidewalk in a pool of blood. He was taken to the hospital, but died from stab wounds shortly thereafter.