Police are hoping for help after a local man was stabbed to death by a teen.

The incident was originally reported to have taken place on Smith Street. However, further investigation revealed that the incident actually took place on Winnikee Avenue, police say.

Burton was a passenger in a car. Words were exchanged when a group of teenage men, between the ages 15 and 18 years-old, crossed the street in front of the vehicle, police say.

During the argument, a teen ran up to Burton and stabbed him in the chest when Burton got out of the car. The 42-year-old fell back into the car and was driven to the hospital where he later died.

The suspect is described as being a black man between the age of 15 and 18 with a medium build and wearing a white t-shirt.

The group ran off in an unknown direction. Anyone who is in the area between 5:40 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 451-7577.

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