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Man stabbed to death outside Health Care for the Homeless

Man stabbed to death outside Health Care for the Homeless
A man is arrested after a fatal stabbing outside Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore May 4. (Sun photo by Colin Campbell)

A man was stabbed to death, and a suspect was arrested, in a fight outside a homeless services center in Baltimore Monday afternoon, police said.

The stabbing happened after an argument outside Health Care for the Homeless in the 400 block of the Fallsway, police said.

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Neither the victim nor the suspect were identified.

Taylor Lorenz, an editor for Business Insider, and her fiance, Christopher Mims, a Wall Street Journal technology columnist, were riding their bikes on the Jones Falls trail when they saw the men fighting.

Lorenz said they watched as the victim was pulled into the street by his dreadlocks. She said she didn't see a knife and thought the suspect was punching him until he started bleeding.

"Blood just started erupting out of his chest," Lorenz said. "Somebody said 'Stop!' and a police officer came out and pulled his gun on him."

As the officer ordered the suspect to remain on the ground and called for backup, a man from the nearby Camp 83 homeless encampment wrapped the victim's head in a gray towel, Lorenz said.

Kevin Lindamood, president and chief executive of Health Care for the Homeless, said in a statement that the center was saddened to hear about the killing.

"What happened tonight along the Fallsway is terrible news," he said. "We, like others, are anxious to gather all the facts about tonight's event. Until then we remain saddened about another life lost in Baltimore City."

Homicide detectives interviewed the suspect, who was sitting shirtless in the street, before officers loaded him into a police van. Two officers at the scene mentioned checking the suspect's seatbelt.

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