Man Turns Himself In For Fatal Stabbing On July 4

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Police say the suspect in a fatal Fourth of July stabbing turned himself in Saturday.

Weijia Jiang spoke with the police about the arrest.

Joseph Calo, 26, was a father to a 1-year-old baby girl, but he was stabbed to death on Independence Day while visiting Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from Alabama.

Police clung to a key piece of evidence captured at the scene: a picture of the suspected killer.

“At this point, numerous, I mean numerous people came forward with the suspect’s identity,” said Col.  Jesse Oden, Baltimore City Police.

Saturday at 2 p.m. police say the man in the photograph turned himself in.

Marcus Harris, 32, is now charged with Calo’s first-degree murder. Police say he used a broken bottle.

“I was there when his mother found out,” said Calo’s ex-girlfriend Lyndsey Reilly with tears. “My little girl is not going to have a dad. She had him for a year. That’s not long enough.”

In an exclusive interview with WJZ, Calo’s loved ones blasted Baltimore City.

“I’m not from Baltimore and I don’t intend to go to Baltimore,” said Mike Dawson, victim’s uncle. “Baltimore does not look pretty in my book.”

The fatal stabbing was just one of several fights that happened at the Harbor on July 4th—4-year-old Kavin Benson caught a stray bullet in the leg.

“It’s not worth coming out here to see Baltimore and its history if your life is in jeopardy,” said Trey Brown, Baltimore visitor.

Court records reveal Harris has a long criminal history, including charges of drugs, guns, car theft and disarming an officer.

“She’s not gonna have her dad because what, some guy wanted to act tough? To prove a point? Well, what’s the point you proved? You took my daughter’s father away from her,” Reilly said.

Because this case is still developing, police are not talking about the details of the fight that led to the murder. They’re also not saying whether Harris actually confessed to the stabbing.

Police are still working to find the shooter in the case involving the 4-year-old, who has been released from the hospital.


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