Seeking help from the public in identifying the killer, Baltimore police released a video Saturday of the murder of an elderly man who was stabbed to death by a young Black male in broad daylight on a main Baltimore highway Friday afternoon.
— WBAL Baltimore News (@wbaltv11) December 3, 2016
“Video shows attacker stabbing 73-year-old man http://dlvr.it/MpFtwX”
The video shows the elderly man standing on a sidewalk holding a cane and carrying a package exchanging words with a young Black male wearing a hoodie.
The elderly man walks away and the young Black male walks up behind him, grabs the man and throws him on the grass by the sidewalk. The elderly man tries to use his cane to fend off the young Black male. The young Black male pulls what appears to be a knife from his pocket and tries repeatedly with his right hand to stab the elderly man sprawled on his back on the grass. The young Black male stabs the elderly in the side, but then the elderly man kicks the young Black male away several times. Eventually the young Black male is able to lunge past the elderly man’s legs and stabs him in the gut.
Baltimore police posted the following description with the video.
Search is on for suspect in murder of 73 y/o man on Pulaski Hwy.
On December 2, 2016, at approximately 4:00pm, officers were called to the intersection of Pulaski Highway and Highland Avenue for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found a 73-year old man with a stab wound to his stomach. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene and are investigating this incident. Detectives believe the victim was involved in an argument when was stabbed by a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.
Black Male, approx. 5’9″-5’10”, thin build, dark complexion, early 20s, wearing an Army green coat with possible scars or tattoos on his face.”
Police have not released the murder victim’s name nor anymore about him beyond his sex, age and that he walked with a cane.
The video of the attack does not show the complete attack as police in the YouTube video state that several people tried to pull the young Black male off the elderly man. That effort by the Good Samaritans is not shown.
So far, there are no reported riots in Baltimore over this unprovoked murder of an unarmed elderly man.