"I felt like this thunk on the top of my head, and I thought, 'Oh, someone's playing with me.' So I spun around and this guy was punching at me," said Dominguez, a former reporter who often covered Baltimore violence during a 25-year career here with the Associated Press. "I said, 'What are you doing?' And I went to punch him back, and I forced him up against the car, and he kept what I thought was punching at me. And then I finally realized he had a knife in his hand."