Police Seeking Help in Identifying Stabbing Suspects

March 23, 2011

City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying some of the suspects involved in a stabbing at a Southwest Baltimore gas station that took the life of a 24-year-old city employee.

Det. Sgt. Kevin Hagan said David McClaughlin had been hanging out with friends at Peju’s restaurant and lounge in Woodlawn when he and his friends got into an altercation with another group of people. When McClaughlin and the friends left the club, police believe they were followed by as many as four carloads of people who began fighting with them at a gas station in the 4500 block of Edmondson Avenue, at the Edmondson Village shopping center.

As McClaughlin was defending himself from one of the attackers, Hagan said another man stabbed him repeatedly. Hagan said it appears that bystanders helped break up the disturbance, and one of McClaughlin’s friends drove him to St. Agnes hospital.

He later died from his injuries.

Hagan said McClaughlin had a criminal history, but said that appeared to be in his past. He had a girlfriend, children, and had been working for the city for the past eight months. His friends all had clean records. “They out for an evening and it turned into a tragic event,” Hagan said.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects in these photos, or the owner of the vehicle seen in one of the pictures. Call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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