Charleston police aren't saying what fueled a fight that led to the fatal stabbing of a 30-year-old man Saturday morning in a motel parking lot.
Kindu Bost died at 3:52 a.m. at Medical University Hospital, Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said. A police report gave an address for Bost in Kansas, but authorities said he has family in the area.
Police arrested Tyler Kent, 19, of Summerville on a charge of murder, public information officer Charles Francis said. Kent is expected to have a bond hearing today.
A police report said Bost was stabbed twice in the left side in the parking lot of the Best Western at 1540 Savannah Highway.
Bost took a taxi to the motel from a North Charleston restaurant around 2:45 a.m., the driver told police. The driver reported that Bost said he didn't have cab fare and instructed the driver to take him to the rear of the motel.
Bost told the taxi driver to stop, then got out and started running toward a gray, four-door car, police said. The driver said he saw a man get out of the gray car and run toward Bost and the men began fistfighting. Two other men got out of the gray car and joined the fight, the driver said.
The men left in the gray car when another witness asked what they were doing, police said. Bost got into a nearby orange or reddish-colored car occupied by a woman, a report said, but when police arrived they found him lying face down in a grassy area of the parking lot.