BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two fatal stabbings were reported Sunday in Baltimore.
According to police, the first was reported around 12:07 p.m. in southwest Baltimore.
Officers responded to the 2900 block of Brighton Street to investigate the report, when they found a 59-year-old man identified as Preston Merritt suffering from stab wounds.
Merritt was taken to an area hospital. but was pronounced dead a short time after his arrival.
Detectives learned Merritt was involved in an argument with a family member.
Merritt’s 27-year-old stepson was found sitting next to him with a knife in his hand.
He was disarmed by police and taken into custody.
Gregory Brown was charged with first-degree murder.
Within two hours, another fatal stabbing.
This time officers responded to the 1600 block of Bruce Court around 1:41 p.m. where they found a 27-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.
He was also taken to an area hospital where he died.
Homicide detectives investigating the fatal stabbing arrested and charged 28-year-old Jasmin Thomas as a suspect in the incident.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
You can also submit a tip by downloading the Baltimore Police Department’s mobile APP to your smartphone or text a tip to 443-902-4824.
This story was updated Oct. 23 at 1 p.m.