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Police Make Second Arrest In Inner Harbor Fatal Stabbing

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)–A second man has been arrested for the  murder of 20-year-old man who had just left his shift at the Cheesecake Factory at the Inner Harbor.

Derek Schuler, 23, of Glen Burnie, was arrested Monday. He is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Anthony Black.

On April 7 just after 2 a.m., Black was leaving his shift at the Cheesecake Factory. His fiancee parked near the World Trade Center to pick him up when police say two drunken men approached her.

One of them–24-year-old Matthew Darby–began flirting with her, and she couldn’t get him to leave.

Police say Darby got upset when Black came and told him to stop, saying “Calm down. Your girl is hot looking.”

“Mr. Darby approached Mr. Black and his girlfriend to hit on his girlfriend. Mr. Black just left work, and he said, ‘Guys, get out of here.’ [Darby] began to speak to Black’s girlfriend disrespectfully and an argument ensured which escalated into a fight,” said Detective Vernon Davis, Baltimore City Police.

Detectives say Darby stabbed Black to death.

Darby is from Frederick.  His record includes a DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was found not guilty of second-degree assault five years ago.

Darby also faces first- and second-degree murder charges.

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