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Charging Docs: Suspect killed victim outside strip club after severing finger with own knife

Posted at 4:58 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 17:55:59-05

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (WMAR) — Charging documents reveal how a man ended up stabbed to death outside a strip club in Middle River.

Baltimore County Police say it all started just after midnight Saturday at Excape Night Club on Pulaski Highway.

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David Bryan Collins was leaving the club when the door hit Joshua Edwards, causing an argument between the two.

Edwards then challenged Collins to a fight, and the two began fighting in a grassy area on the side of the club.

During the brawl both men fell to the ground, causing the knife to sever Edwards's finger. Multiple witnesses told police Edwards then stabbed Collins as he was laying on the ground.

Collins later died at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Edwards and a friend drove away to a home in Joppatown.

Police recovered a severed finger and a knife on scene and put out a description of Edwards and the vehicle.

He was arrested a short time later, after Harford County Sheriff's deputies were called to the home for an injured person, and realized he was the suspect wanted from the club stabbing.

Edwards told detectives he pulled out a knife to scare Collins, and eventually stabbed him after his finger was cut off.

He's currently being held without bail on first degree murder charges.

According to a GoFundMe page, Collins was a member of the Maryland National Guard.