MIAMI – Miami police are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed at a Miami high-rise over the weekend in what officials are calling a domestic dispute.
The incident happened Sunday night at the One Paraiso luxury building at 3131 Northeast Seventh Avenue in Edgewater.
Detectives say this is a very active investigation. Local 10 spoke to friends who knew the couple very well and they detailed a very rocky relationship.
The trio of friends was very close to 27-year-old Christian Obumseli and his girlfriend, who they have identified as 25-year-old Courtney Clenney, an OnlyFans model and Instagram influencer.
When police reported that Obumseli was fatally stabbed by Clenney on Sunday inside their Miami apartment, the friends were left speechless.
“We’ve seen her hit him. I’ve never seen him hit her,” Ashley Vaughn said.
Officers say there was a struggle before Obumseli was stabbed in the shoulder.
He died at the hospital and investigators are still trying to figure out what happened and if Clenney acted in self-defense.
“From what we’ve personally experienced between the both of them, we believe that Christian wouldn’t put her in a position where she would need to stab him to protect herself,” Vaughn said.
One neighbor says that he has a clear view of the couple’s apartment and said a week before the stabbing, things were off and that Clenney was the one getting physically abused.
“I could not tell if it was open-handed or closed-handed, but he was swinging at her,” he said.
Police say in the past three months, they’ve responded to multiple disturbance calls at the couple’s apartment.
Their mutual friends are still trying to process what went wrong.
“Even that we really lost Christian only, it feels like we lost Courtney at the same time. We didn’t think this is how far it would have gone,” Tahki Banks said.
Following the stabbing, Clenney was detained and while at the police station, was threatening to kill herself.
Officers took her to the hospital where she was hospitalized under the Baker Act, and at the moment, she is not facing any charges.