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The first homicide of May, a 52-year-old man, dies after a stabbing

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Posted at 11:59 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 12:07:11-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police are investigating the first homicide and shooting of the month.

At 7:15 a.m., officers responded to the 3500 block of 4th Street, in the rear, for a stabbing in South Baltimore. When officers arrived, they found a 52-year-old male suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen.

He was taken to an area hospital by a medic, where he was pronounced dead.

Police revised the victim's age and murder scene when identifying him on May 6. Police said the victim was 51-year-old Vernon Jacobs, of the 400 block of Maude Avenue in Brooklyn. He was attacked in the 3500 block of Helmstetter Street. Police also announced an arrest in the murder, charging a 53-year-old Annapolis man with first- and second-degree murder.

Hours later, officers arrived to a hospital to investigate a walk-in shooting victim. Inside, they found a 27 year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds to the shoulder and arm.

Police said the victim is currently in stable condition.

Investigators believe the victim was in the 1800 block of Fulton Avenue in West Baltimore when he was shot. He then drove himself to the hospital where police were called.

Citywide Shooting detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.