On Sept. 20 the Baltimore Police Department canvassed the area of Loch Raven Blvd after a Morgan Student University student was stabbed to death the previous night.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of Loch Raven Blvd.


Marcus Edwards, 21, was killed on Sept. 19. (Facebook)

Police say 21-year-old Marcus Edwards, of Washington D.C., was found with a stab wound to the chest. Edwards was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Detectives have identified him as a student of Morgan State University but say the incident did not occur on the campus or at campus housing.

In a media briefing on Tuesday, Baltimore City Spokesman T.J. Smith said the police had “very little evidence” and would be canvassing the area to try and “get any evidence that was missed, as well as find any witnesses.”

Smith also said that they did not know where the victim was walking to at the time but “that is secondary because the victim had every right to walk where he wanted to without getting killed.”

Police are trying to find out if Edwards contacted any friends in the moments before he was killed to trace his steps.

“I could go on and on about Marcus,” the Rev Scott Moore of Judah Temple AME Zion Church, in Bowie, Md., told the AFRO. Marcus attended the church since he was a child and was best friends with the reverend’s son.

“This has impacted the church in such in such a hard way. It’s hard,” Moore said. “Marcus was a ray of sunshine. No one ever had anything bad to say about him. He bought joy and he will be dearly missed. Marcus was like a son to me. This is a senseless loss. We have to stop this “friendly fire” in our communities. The Black Lives Matter movement is real.”

Moore said the church held a prayer vigil for Marcus on Tuesday night while another one was scheduled for this week on campus.

Funeral arraignments have not been made yet as Moore and the other church members are allowing the family grieving time before moving forward. The funeral will be held at Judah Temple AME Zion Church.

The suspect is still at large.

Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100 or leave a tip via text message at 443-902-4824.