By Rick Ritter

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore rapper who turned to Facebook Live just moments being stabbed in northeast Baltimore is now recovering after thinking he was close to death.

Tyree Colion, a 41-year-old Baltimore rapper, and safe streets activist posted a photo Monday evening with Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis from his hospital bed.

Colion recorded himself for nearly four minutes after being stabbed around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, when a domestic-related argument nearly turned deadly.

“He’s the victim of someone known to him, basically related to the family,” says Baltimore City Police spokesman T.J. Smith.

Police say the incident happened along E. 29th Street in Northeast Baltimore.

Colion was stabbed in the neck and began to record a live video, broadcasting to followers on Facebook, as he lies on the ground, bleeding out, while loved ones try to put pressure on the wound before he’s rushed to the hospital.

“If I die it’s all good.”

Tyree Colion is a Baltimore rapper, as well as activist for “No Shoot Zones” and has promoted anti-violence.

The stabbing had nothing to do with his line of work, but in the age of social media, it’s turning into a nationwide story.

“That’s just the era that we’re in. That’s where we are,” says Smith.

Police say they have identified a suspect in this case and they are in the process of obtaining charges.

Anyone with information on the stabbing is urged to call Baltimore City Police immediately.

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