BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Police have charged a 28-year-old Joppa man in a fatal stabbing of a Maryland National Guardsman Saturday outside the Excape nightclub.
Joshua David Edwards was charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.
Police said Edwards got into an argument with the victim, 32-year-old David Bryan Collins Jr. also of Joppa. The argument then escalated into a fight, during which Edwards allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed Collins.
Collins later died from his injuries.
The Maryland National Guard tweeted Monday evening Collins was an infantryman who had served with the guard for more than nine years. Collins was a father of three and had another child on the way.
Gov. Larry Hogan also tweeted about the stabbing, asking “all Marylanders to join us in sending our prayers to his family, friends, & all those who loved him.”
Friends are raising funds for Collins’ family on GoFundMe.