Officials confirm garage shooting victim linked to prior stabbing

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the man shot last week during an apparent robbery in a downtown parking garage owned by the University of Maryland, Baltimore had been stabbed in March during a home invasion there.

The victim was identified through that home invasion as Amir Abbas Doulatshahi, 45, of Middletown. Capt. Tim Clarke, the special operations commander for the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said investigators have turned over their files from that case to Baltimore police, but would not comment on whether they believe the cases are related. "It's too early," Clarke said.

Sources told The Sun that the shooting victim was in the parking garage near University of Maryland Medical Center for a follow-up appointment related to surgery for injuries he suffered during that home invasion. Clarke said Doulatshahi had come home on March 26 and encountered two men in his home, and was stabbed and knocked unconscious. According to news reports, he woke up six hours later and called police.

In the shooting incident, a police report shows Doulatshahi was found by a woman in the parking garage, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the back. He told her had been robbed and shot, but was unable to speak when police found him, according to the incident report.

City police have not provided any updates on the shooting investigation, which as of last week was classified as an aggravated assault.

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