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Teen charged in overnight stabbing at Mattress Warehouse in Frederick

Frederick County Sheriff's Office cruiser
Posted at 10:11 AM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 15:52:28-04

FREDERICK, Md. — A 17-year-old is in custody following an overnight stabbing at the Mattress Warehouse on New Design Road in Frederick.

Sheriff's deputies got the call around 3:15am and found 27-year-old Franklin Hernandez, of Virginia, suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The alleged suspect, William Romero-Cortez, also of Virginia, was located a half-hour later in a nearby neighborhood.

Officials say Hernandez was flown by helicopter to Shock Trauma, where he remains in serious but stable condition.

No word yet on a motive or if the suspect and victim were in any way connected.