UPDATE (December 23, 2019 9:39 a.m.):
Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have charged a man in the stabbing death of another at Excape Nightclub early Saturday morning.
Joshua David Edwards (28) of the 200 block of Kershaw Court, 21085 is charged with first degree murder and held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing scheduled for today.
Detectives determined that Edwards initially engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim, identified as David Bryan Collins Jr (32) of the 100 block of Breakwater Court, 21085. The argument escalated into a physical fight during which Edwards produced a knife and stabbed the victim, who later died of his injuries.
As always, we are proud of the dedication and swiftness with which these detectives solved this crime and brought this criminal to justice, ensuring a safer Baltimore County for all of our citizens.
Original Release (December 21, 2019 11:34 a.m.):
One man is dead after a fight led to a stabbing outside a Middle River nightclub early this morning.
Police were dispatched to Excape Nightclub in the 10000 block of Pulaski Highway at 12:15 a.m. for a call of a stabbing. The victim, an adult man, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he later died. The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers.
Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the stabbing and are asking anyone who may have information to contact them by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.
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