3 stabbed, one dead near Ravens Super Bowl parade
The police believed the three teenagers were present in the area to participate in the Baltimore Ravens’ victory parade after winning Sunday’s Super Bowl game against the San Francisco 49ers. Earlier the police were holding off jumping to assumptions that the incident had any connection to the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl parade. But today detectives confirmed that the three teenagers were in the area for the Baltimore Ravens’ parade.
Shortly after the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl parade on Tuesday, the police received reports of a stabbing near the North Howard and West Fayette streets. Police officers arriving at the scene discovered three teenagers, two 15-year-olds and one 16-year old, with stab wounds. The police estimated the stabbing at the intersection of North Howard and West Fayette Streets occurred around 1:30 pm.
One of the fatally wounded stabbing victims, a 15-year-old identified as Deontae Smith was transported to the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he went into cardiac arrest and was rushed into surgery only to be later pronounced dead at 3:53 p.m, according to police spokesman Det. Vernon Davis.
The other two victims were also taken to the hospital, where one is still believed to be in critical condition.
Capt. Stanley Brandford said that the stabbing incident appeared to be in the aftermath of another fight the teenagers had gotten engaged in at Harborplace Gallery, on the route to the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl parade.
However, the police labeled the stabbing as an “isolated incident” that Tuesday.
Around 200,000 fans filled down the City Hall following the parade en route M&T Bank Stadium where Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl victory celebrations concluded. Many children skipped school, draw by the festivities of the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl parade.
During the course of their investigation, the police also discovered that a large group of juveniles had gotten engaged in a fight outside a McDonald's venue. The police are hoping to get some evidence from reviewing footage of CitiWatch surveillance cameras in the area.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi had indicated yesterday that the stabbing victims “knew their attackers”.
The three teenagers’ stabbing was one of the two incidents that occurred in downtown Baltimore, within a few blocks distance, during the course of two days.
A 22-year-old was reportedly killed in the earlier incident after the police were informed of a stabbing around 2:10 a.m. on Monday. The police discovered a stabbing victim in the 200 block of E. Fayette Street and another two victims nearby. The three stabbing victims were transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where 22-year-old Darius Parks succumbed to his wounds. The other two victims, also male, were between the ages of 30 and 26, and are now reportedly in stable condition.
Homicide detectives are reviewing tapes and looking for testimonies from witnesses to the stabbing incident, said Det. Vernon Davis.