A 30-year-old man was fatally stabbed early Friday in West Baltimore, one of two recent killings detectives were investigating.
Police found the man lying in the 1500 block of Edmondson Ave. about 1:20 a.m. and followed a trail of blood into a nearby three-story apartment building, across the street from Harlem Park, according to Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Inside, they found a large of pool of blood in a hallway, and Moses said witnesses told police there had been an argument that preceded the stabbing.
Both the victim and the attacker fled the apartment, with the victim collapsing in the street. Moses said police knew of no suspects or motive for the killing. The victim's name was not released pending notification of family.
Police also said that a 24-year-old man shot on Oct. 24 has died. Detectives were notified Thursday that Joshua McKinney of the 4800 block of E. Cold Spring Lane had been pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Moses said that about 10 p.m. on Oct. 24, a woman knocked on a door in the 2000 block of N. Wolfe St. and told people inside the house that a man was lying on the ground outside the home. They saw the body and called police. Another woman told police she had heard seven or eight gunshots, Moses said.
Court records show McKinney, who has several drug-related convictions, lived in the 2000 block of N. Wolfe St., where he was found. He was due in Circuit Court on Nov. 18 on a drug possession charge, records show.
The city has recorded 186 homicides this year, compared with 182 at this point last year. Total shootings, including nonfatal shootings, remain down by more than 20 percent.