Pace man arrested in homicide

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an deadly stabbing in Pace that occurred in the early evening Dec. 8.

Thomas Joseph Lazio, 25, of Pace is charged with homicide in the incident.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched to the 5300 block of Avenida De Golf in Pace in reference to a disturbance. Inside the home were several adults who were involved in an argument. During the course of the argument, one of the adult males, suspected to be Lazio, pulled out a pocketknife and stabbed the adult victim.

The adult victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. Later this morning, we were informed the victim died from the injury.

This case is being worked as a homicide. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of next-of-kin according to the sheriff’s office. Lazio is being held at the Santa Rosa County Jail.

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