Police say they found 18-year-old Jalonte Davonne Thomas-Leach suffering from multiple stab wounds at around in the first floor hallway of an apartment building.
Jalonte was taken to
Investigators say the homicide is the result of an ongoing dispute that continued for two days. They say the fatal stabbing is the third disturbance police have responded to involving the same group of people.
"It’s an isolated event. It's not a random act,” said Lt. Jim Hurd of the Hagerstown Police Department. “We do know through investigation that all parties involved are familiar with each other. And it seems to be a culmination of multiple disputes that have been taking place over the past couple of days."
Police say they believe 20-year-old Shakeem Miles of
Police say when they found Miles on West Bethel Street, just a couple of blocks away from the murder scene, they discovered that he too had been stabbed during the dispute at the scene of the homicide.
"The two incidents are connected,” said Hurd. “The second victim that was located, it would be found through further investigation, that that was actually the suspect who committed the initial assault on the initial victim that was located at 24½ West Franklin Street."
Miles was treated for non-life threatening stab wounds at
Police say it is still unclear who stabbed Miles or what the motive was.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Hagerstown Police Department.
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