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Road rage leads to stabbing, arrest in Baltimore County

Suspect's family says he acted in self defense
Posted at 4:53 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 18:12:23-05

WOODLAWN, Md. — Two men in two cars aggressively racing back-and-forth in front of each other as if Parallel Drive in Woodlawn was their own race track until the road rage culminated in a stabbing.

"My son pulled off,” said Keyona Clarke. “He jumped back into his car to follow my son. My son went home. He went home. He followed my son home."

But according to police, Clarke's son, 20-year-old Jeremy Hill, isn't the victim in this case.

He's the suspect.

"It appears that the suspect was aggressively driving, but the victim also confronted the suspect on that, and that's where he went wrong,” said Ofc. Jennifer Peach of the Baltimore County Police Department. “That just enraged the suspect. What followed was a minor collision."

According to charging documents, when Hill pulled up behind 49-year-old Christopher Williams at a red light, Williams got out of his car and began walking towards Hill’s car.

That's when Hill sped away hitting Williams' door in the process.

As Williams chased after hill, his son took pictures of the car and its license plate, but the rage didn't end there.

Williams then dropped off his wife and son and went searching for Hill's car before catching up with him at Coleridge and Channing roads, where the two men faced off.

"So now you're approaching my son...that's enough threat for me right there for me to be afraid for my life," said Clarke.

Police say Hill cut Williams with a sharp object about the head, neck, shoulder and back.

Paramedics transported him to the Shock Trauma Center.

Hill now faces a series of charges including attempted first-degree murder, and a judge has denied him bail.

But Hill's family claims he is the real victim, since the older, bigger man pursued him not once, but twice---punching Hill and his girlfriend in the process.

"Absolutely, he was defending himself. Absolutely. Who wouldn't defend their self?" said Antoine Dupye, Hill’s cousin.
"And he was feeling threatened?"
"Absolutely. Absolutely."

"He had marks on him,” added Clarke. “Bite marks. Scratches---my son did. My son did. He's not that kind of person. What else was he supposed to do? He was left with no choice, but to defend himself."