Man dies after stabbing self, wife in driveway

Son was sitting in parked vehicle nearby, police say

August 19, 2011|By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun

A man stabbed his wife and himself while the woman's 13-year-old son sat nearby in a parked vehicle, Maryland State Police said in a statement Friday evening.

Douglas Harvey, 50, died from self-inflicted stab wounds, police said. His wife, Lisa Harvey, 45, is in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Lisa, who had stopped living with Douglas about a month ago, arrived with her son to collect some belongings from the single-family home in the 1700 block of Strand Ave. in Westminster, police said.

Lisa parked in the driveway and her son stayed in the car.

Shortly thereafter, at about 12:45 p.m., Lisa called the Carroll County police dispatch. Officers found her with multiple stab wounds in a neighbor's yard, police said.

According to police, Douglas stabbed Lisa and then himself several times with a knife in the driveway. Douglas then retreated into a parked van and Lisa was able to get away.

While first aid was performed on Lisa, Douglas emerged from the rear of the van with a number of stab wounds. He was transported to Carroll Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead at about 1:30 p.m., police said.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is investigating the case.

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