Columbia, Md., man identified as fatal stabbing victim

Second victim being treated at hospital

September 26, 2011|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD |

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The man who died Sunday morning after being stabbed in the vicinity of Club Twisted was Terrell Coleman, 25, of Columbia, Md., Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Jr. said Monday.  

An autopsy of Coleman’s body in Charleston, W.Va., on Monday revealed the man’s cause of death to be stabbing, Lemaster said.

A second stabbing victim, identified as Fhavan Cotes, 25, was being treated at a hospital, according to Lemaster.

The sheriff said he didn’t know where Cotes was being treated.

Police said an altercation took place earlier in the parking lot of Club Twisted at 5268 Williamsport Pike, police said.

The man was described as a dark black male, about 5 feet 2 inches tall, with short cornrows, police said. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, blue and silver sneakers, and blue jeans, police said. He also was reported to be wearing headphones similar to those made by Skullcandy, police said.

The club, formerly the site of Almost Home Restaurant and Lounge, is near Potomack Intermediate School, according to the sheriff and the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration’s licensing database.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or who witnessed the incident may contact Investigator Michael St. Clair at 304-267-7000 or Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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