1 killed, 2 injured in stabbing attack

CRIME WATCH

Baltimore & Region

September 23, 2005|By Gus G. Sentementes | Gus G. Sentementes,sun reporter

Three men were stabbed, one fatally, during an early-morning fight yesterday on a street that is a short walk from the Inner Harbor and south of The Block, the city's adult entertainment strip.

Witnesses said that four men were involved in an argument when one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed the other three, according to police.

Police said they received a call from a witness who saw the three stabbing victims about 2:15 a.m. on Water Street, near Commerce Street.

A vehicle carrying a possible suspect was seen being driven away, police said. Police did not release a possible motive or name a suspect in the attack. The three men who were stabbed had criminal records in the city, police said.

Emergency rescue crews took two victims to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and the other to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

One of the men, a 35-year-old, was pronounced dead at 3:09 a.m. at Shock Trauma, police said. Police did not release his name yesterday pending notification of next of kin.

The other two men were in stable condition and were expected to survive, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

gus.sentementes@baltsun.com

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