A Winston-Salem man is dead after an argument Tuesday night with another man escalated into a stabbing, the Winston-Salem Police Department said Wednesday.

Officers went to the house at 2802 Trent St. at 9:49 p.m. after getting a call about a stabbing, police said. Officers found 29-year-old Daniel Byrd, of the home, inside with a stab wound, police said. Police didn't say where on his body Byrd was stabbed.

Forsyth County EMS took Byrd to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he later died, police said.

Investigators determined Byrd's death stemmed from an argument he had with 57-year-old Luther Sterling Rayson Jr.

Police didn't say what the two men were arguing about.

Rayson is also listed as living at 2802 Trent St., according to police documents. He is an acquaintance of Byrd's family, and slept in a back room, like a garage or shed, according to Lt. Gregory Dorn.

Investigators arrested Rayson, charging him with first-degree murder. 

Rayson has criminal convictions dating to 1981, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety's website. In 2005, Rayson was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injuries, for which he served just under two years in prison before being granted parole. 

Byrd is the 27th person killed in Winston-Salem this year, compared to 25 people killed in the city through the same time period in 2018. 

Authorities ask anyone with information about Byrd's death to contact the police department at 336-773-7700, or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

Forsyth County EMS took Byrd to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he later died, police said.

Investigators determined Byrd's death stemmed from an argument he had with 57-year-old Luther Sterling Rayson Jr., and that Rayson stabbed Byrd, police said. Rayson is also listed as living at 2802 Trent St., according to police documents.

Investigators arrested Rayson, charging him with first-degree murder. 

Byrd is the 27th person killed in Winston-Salem this year, compared to 25 people killed in the city through the same time period in 2018. 

Authorities ask anyone with information about Byrd's death to contact the police department at 336-773-7700, or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

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