Two people were stabbed in separate incidents in Edgewood late Thursday night and early Friday morning, just hours after there was an attempted robbery at knifepoint elsewhere in the community, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.
The first stabbing, reported at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, occurred in the same neighborhood where a 19-year-old man was found fatally shot Wednesday night.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an assault in the 500 block of Candlewood Drive, in the Windsor Valley/Meadowood neighborhood, where they found a 20-year-old Baltimore man with a knife wound and other injuries, Sheriff's Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said Friday morning.
Joshua Denzel Taylor, of the 1600 block of Division Street in Baltimore, reported being chased by several subjects, who after catching him, began kicking and punching him, Hopkins said. During the assault Taylor was stabbed in the back.
Taylor was treated at the scene by EMS personnel from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company and then transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Hopkins said.
Hopkins did not have information on Taylor's condition, but said his wounds were not considered life threatening. Taylor told investigators his wallet containing personal items was taken, Hopkins said.
Barely an hour later, sheriff's deputies responded to the 1800 block of Grempler Way, in the Edgewater Village neighborhood, for a report of a bleeding man sitting on the steps of a townhouse, Hopkins said.
Deputies determined that Todd Ellis Harris, 44, of the 1900 block of Brookside Drive in Edgewood, had been stabbed in the abdomen, Hopkins said. Harris was treated at the scene by EMS personnel from the Joppa-Magnolia VFC and then flown by Maryland State Police Medevac to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Hopkins said.
As of late Friday morning, Harris was in critical condition at shock trauma, and Hopkins said Harris was unable to provide the deputies with any description of a suspect.
Hopkins said investigators have made no determination if the two stabbing incidents are related. He said he didn't have any other information about them.
Earlier Thursday night, at 9:36, deputies were called to the area of Woodbridge Center Way and Acorn Ridge Court, in the Woodbridge Center neighborhood, in reference to an attempted theft involving a knife.
Hopkins said responding deputies were advised a black male and several black females were allegedly trying to steal a Razor scooter from a residence the area of the 1300 block Acorn Ridge Court and, when a witness confronted them, the male pulled a knife and threatened him.
The witness called police and a lookout was posted for the suspect, Hopkins said. Deputies then located a man matching the description at Hanson Road and Harford Square Drive. As deputies attempted to stop him, the man fled on foot and was chased through the Harford Square neighborhood and apprehended in the 1300 block of Harford Square Drive, Hopkins said.
The man in custody was identified by witnesses as Kenneth James Young 2d, 39, of the 700 block of Brooke Court in Joppa, Hopkins said.
Young has been charged with armed robbery, resisting arrest, obstructing and hindering, failure to obey a lawful order and theft of less than $1,000, according to online court records.
He was initially held without bail, but Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper, upon recommendation from an assistant state's attorney, set bail at $75,000 during a bail review Friday afternoon. Cooper ordered Young not to have any contact with his victim if he is released.
A public defender representing him at the bail review said Young lives with his mother and a son and works as a cafe manager.
No suspects in shooting
All three of the incidents reported overnight Thursday were within two miles of Wednesday night's fatal shooting of Delmonta Deemonyae Leon Young, 19, of the 800 block of St. George Court in Edgewood.
Mr. Young was found around lying on a sidewalk in the 400 block of Meadowood Drive by sheriff's deputies, responding to a call for shots fired, shortly after 9:40 p.m.
Mr. Young was taken by Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company ambulance to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, where he was pronounced dead at 10:35 p.m.
Sheriff's Office spokesperson Cristie Kahler said the fatal shooting is being investigated as a homicide. No arrests have been made as of noon Friday.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun