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Man charged in deadly stabbing over the weekend at Middle River strip club

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 16:08:34-05

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. — A man is in custody following a deadly stabbing over the weekend at a Middle River strip club.

Joshua David Edwards, 28, is charged with the first degree murder of 32-year-old David Bryan Collins Jr.

Baltimore County Police were dispatched to Excape Nightclub on Pulaski Highway at around 12:15 a.m. Saturday.

Arriving officers found Collins suffering from stab wounds. He later died at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

This statement is on behalf of the family of Collins, Jr.

On December 21, 2019, our lives were forever changed. There are no words that can describe the devastation we have experienced. We have lost a fiancé, a father, a son, a brother, a family member, a friend, an American Hero. David B. Collins, Jr., 32, was the glue that held so much together. The love he had for his friends, family and this country was immeasurable. We are deeply touched by the outpouring of support from family, neighbors, and those whom we have never met. Your words, thoughts and prayers are supportive and we could not be more grateful. We have felt your love and we thank you. In regards to the circumstances around David’s murder, we will put our faith and trust in the judicial system and allow that process to work as it should. David was taken away from his three young children and pregnant fiancé just days before Christmas. On behalf of David, please take the time to reach out to your loved ones, not only this holiday season, but anytime, and make sure you tell them how much they mean to you. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. As we continue to grieve, we ask for privacy, especially for his young children, during this difficult time. A gofundme has been set up on behalf of the family.

Detectives believe Edwards started an argument with Collins, before things turned physical, and Edwards pulled out a knife and stabbed him.

Police didn't say what the argument was about.

Edwards is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a Monday bail review.

The GoFundMe for David Collins can be found here.