BALTIMORE (WJZ) — City police have made an arrest in a stabbing where the victim posted the aftermath of the incident on Facebook Live.
Officers arrested Martin Andre Coleman, 24, for allegedly stabbing a local rapper, Tyree Colion, in Northeast Baltimore Sunday night near Harford Road, 29th Street and the Alameda.
Coleman was charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and dangerous weapon with intent to injure.
Police admitted, they never thought he’d survive.
BPD spokesman T.J. Smith says the incident was domestic in nature.
“This has more to do with some known relationship and apparently some type of ongoing dispute,” he said.
Colion, who’s a community activist also, was transported to a hospital in critical condition but is now expected to survive.
The 41-year-old streamed the aftermath on Facebook Live, where more than 60,000 people watched the horrifying ordeal.
He spent more than a decade in prison for second-degree murder. Since then, he’s focused on rap and an anti-violence movement. He’s pushing for “No Shoot Zones” across the City.
Colion said he’s being released from the hospital and the reason why he took to Facebook Live moments after he was stabbed was to send a message.
For the first time since the stabbing, he’s able to talk.
“I wanted to tell my people that look, I’m going out right now and I have a passion for these ‘No Shoot Zones,'” he said.
“A lot of people probably want em out of here, for what I don’t know, but I will go to my death for this No Shoot Zone though.”
Hundreds of people in Baltimore and across the country have posted messages on Colion’s Facebook page wishing him a speedy recovery.
While Colion tells WJZ he forgives his alleged attacker, the 41-year-old wishes it didn’t take a near-death experience for many to run with his message.
Police say this is a case where they are not able to release a lot of information right now, but say the stabbing had nothing to do with Colion’s line of work.
According to online court records for Maryland, Coleman did not have a criminal history.