Morgan State student fatally stabbed off campus

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Morgan State University student has died after being stabbed off campus in Northeast Baltimore.

City police say in a news release that 21-year-old Marcus Edwards died Monday night at a hospital.

Officers responded about 10:30 p.m. to a report of a stabbing about a mile north of campus. They found Edwards, suffering from a wound to his chest.

Police were to canvass the area Tuesday morning for information.

Edwards was a former intern and current volunteer of the Second District Police Station in D.C. 

He was in his fourth year at Morgan State University, studying social work. 

"He left this earth, way too soon, at the age of 21 and was in good standing with his schoolmates, friends and former employers," D.C. Police said in a statement.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for his funeral arrangements.

Read the full statement:  

Dear Friends of the Second District,
 
I am saddened to announce the tragic passing of one of the district's beloved former interns and current volunteers.
 
Not only was Marcus Edwards, a former member of the MPD Jr. Police Academy, he returned the following year to work in the station at 2D and has served in volunteer roles, for the past six years.  In fact, last month, he wore the McGruff costume for Ofcr Rhonda Hardy during National Night Out activities.  This was not his first time as McGruff, a role he enjoyed.  He also worked at the U.S. Department of Treasury this past summer.
 
Marcus was in his 4th year at Morgan State University.  His major was Social Work and he had every intention of returning back to the District to join the Metropolitan Police Department.  Officers learned of his passing this morning and are simply devastated over the loss of a good good guy, with a very promising career.  He attended church in the District and was a graduate of Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy (Capitol Hill Campus). 
 
He left this earth, way too soon, at the age of 21 and was in good standing with his schoolmates, friends and former employers.   He wore the BIGGEST smile and was deeply concerned about the welfare of others.  As his former instructor with the Jr. Police Academy, I can tell you that he left an impact on me and his fellow colleagues.  We were honored to write recommendation letters for him.  In fact, it was an easy request.  Messages of condolences can be left on the GoFundMe page, established for his family (his mother and 5 younger siblings) to help cover the funeral and burial expenses for this very beloved young man.
 
I hope this will be the last time, I will have to make such an announcement.  Just three months ago, I announced the passing of another former Jr. Police Academy member (J. Robert Elliott), who was killed in a hit & run) on Minnesota Avenue, while riding his bike.  Let us continue to support, mentor and nurture our city's teens, for they are our future.

 

 

 


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