Son charged in stabbing of father at Aberdeen shopping center

July 07, 2011|By Jessica Anderson and Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A 19-year-old man has been charged after Aberdeen Police say he stabbed his father in the chest with a knife outside an Aberdeen shopping center Wednesday afternoon.

Joseph Thomas Waters IV of Aberdeen was held on $500,000 bail on charges including assault, reckless endangerment and concealing a deadly weapon, according to online court records.

Officers were called at 3:47 p.m. to the Aberdeen Shopping Plaza, off Route 40, where they found Joseph Thomas Waters III with a stab wound in his chest, said Aberdeen Police spokesman Lt. Fred Budnick.

He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he is recovering, Budnick said. He is expected to survive.

Budnick said the altercation stemmed from an argument between other family members that turned physical when the elder Waters stepped in.

The knife was recovered at the scene, the spokesman said.

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