Man Charged with Murdering Good Samaritan in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, DE (WTXF)- Murder charges have been filed for a Wilmington man, who investigators say stabbed another man to death in the middle of the street.

Wilmington police say 25- year- old Calvin Hooker III stalked a young mother and her baby as they walked near 10th Street Monday night.

Detectives say when Hooker pulled a knife on her, another man on a DART bus stepped in to help her.

Police say Hooker repeatedly stabbed 27-year-old Thomas Cottingham, and then jumped on another bus.

Officers eventually found hooker, and used a taser to get him into handcuffs.

Along with first degree murder, Hooker is facing charges of resisting arrest and weapon possession.

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