A man found suffering from several stab wounds in West Baltimore early Monday morning later died at a hospital — bringing the city to the grim benchmark of 300 killings for the sixth straight year.
Around 7:44 a.m., Northwest District officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Burleith Ave. in the Burleith-Leighton neighborhood to investigate a stabbing, police said. At the location, officers found a 44-year-old man suffering from several stab wounds. The man was taken to Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead, according to police.
On Tuesday, police identified the victim as Bernard Richardson and announced that 39-year-old Karl Anderson was arrested and charged with murdering Richardson.
In a news release, the department wrote that Richardson and Anderson “have family ties” with each other and that Richardson was fatally stabbed during an altercation between the two at his residence.
Anderson was arrested in the area of Liberty Heights Avenue at Reisterstown Road and charged with first- and second-degree murder, manslaughter as well as assault and weapons offenses. He’s waiting to see a court commissioner, police wrote.