LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — A man is in custody after a woman, who has now been identified, was stabbed to death Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a Food Lion in Lumberton, according to police.

The victim was identified as 31-year-old Kayla Nicole Hammonds, of Lumberton.

Desmond Lee Sampson, 37, was taken into custody and will be charged with first-degree murder, according to the Lumberton Police Department.

The stabbing happened at about 4:25 p.m. in a Food Lion parking lot on Elizabethtown Road near Lumberton, police said.

Responding officers found Hammonds had been stabbed numerous times, according to police. The woman died on scene. Food Lion told News13 Hammonds was not an employee.

The city said it would release 911 calls from the stabbing but not at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

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Sampson’s next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Dec. 6, according to Lumberton Police.