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Washington, D.C., man charged in fatal Friday night stabbing in Hagerstown

April 01, 2013
  • Antonio Gardner
Hagerstown Police Department

A Washington, D.C., man has been charged with second-degree murder and related charges following a fatal stabbing of a Hagerstown teenager Friday night, Hagerstown Police said in a news release Saturday morning.

Police responded to the stabbing in the first block of West Franklin Street at 10:55 p.m., according to the release.

Officers found a 17-year-old male lying on the sidewalk with a stab wound to his chest. The victim was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, where he died from his injuries, police said.

Police identified the victim as Shakur Thornton.

Antonio Gardner, 26, of 212 Adams St., Apt. 1NE in Washington, was charged with second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment, police said.

Gardner was being held at the Washington County Detention Center without bond, a jail spokesman said.

Anyone with information about the stabbing may call the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.

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