Man fatally stabbed in Baltimore marks city's 300th homicide of 2015
BALTIMORE, MD (WBFF) —
A man was fatally stabbed Saturday afternoon, becoming the 300th homicide victim of 2015.
Police found a 27-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds to the chest on W. Baltimore Street near North Abbington Avenue, shortly before 5 p.m.
He was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma in critical condition, he died shortly after.
Police have not released the identification of the deceased or a motive for this crime.
Baltimore police have seen an uptick in violent and non-violent crimes following the death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore City Police Chief Kevin Davis says that this milestone while sad will not define Baltimore.
"As our City experiences a sad homicide milestone tonight, it's important to pause and vow to continue our collective fight to find a better path forward. The poverty, employment, education, drug addiction, health, housing, and police-community relation variables that all demand a new normal begin and end with our capacity to stand united. Public safety in Baltimore requires sustainable partnerships founded in mutual trust and respect. This challenging moment shall pass if we reject blame and embrace the hope, dreams, and promise of a great American city. Baltimore will win again, 2015 will not define us, and the nation will once again see our City for the determination that has long defined us."