By Pat Warren

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 16-year-old girl is found with her throat slashed in Northwest Baltimore.

And Pat Warren reports it’s a murder-suicide.

Police found 16-year-old Diamond Williams in a stairwell early Friday morning behind a beauty salon on Liberty Road.

She was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

A short time after her body was found, police responded to a suicide nearby and found a 19-year-old male victim.

They believe that man, Shaquille Anthony, killed Williams and then shot himself.

“[Anthony] went to a basketball court in the Northeast District that he was apparently familiar with and told several people there they needed to get out, that he was going to take his life,” said Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, Baltimore City Police. “We got several 911 calls about that, and he did end up taking his life on the basketball court.”

stairwell 16 Year Old Girl Found With Throat Slashed In Murder Suicide

Teachers say Williams was a rising junior at Mergenthaler Vo-Tech High School.

Her relationship to Anthony is unclear.

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