Teenager identified as victim of fatal stabbing in S.W. Baltimore

May 24, 2011|By Yeganeh June Torbati and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

Police have identified the victim of a fatal stabbing Sunday night in Southwest Baltimore as a 17-year-old city high school student, the second student killed in Baltimore in less than a week.

Dashawn Brown was a junior at Carver Vocational-Technical High School, school officials confirmed. He was in a construction program and was a good student, according to his principal, Kirk Sykes.

"He was well-known and well-liked by his classmates and the many friends he had," Sykes said in an email statement. "He had the best sense of humor and was very skilled in masonry … and he had dreams of opening a construction business. He will be missed by the Carver school community."

Police say officers responding to a reported aggravated assault found the teenager suffering from a stab wound to his chest about 10:35 p.m. in the 3100 block of Edmondson Ave. in the Franklintown Road neighborhood, just north of Western Cemetery. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m., police said.

A week ago, 19-year-old Marcus Nickens Jr., who officials said was a junior at Southside Academy in Cherry Hill, was fatally shot in the middle of the afternoon on May 19 in Brooklyn. Nickens was the quarterback of the school's football team.

There have been 18 fatal stabbings in Baltimore this year, and Brown's was the third in the Southwest District. For all of 2010, there were 23 fatal stabbings in the city, two in the Southwest District.



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