Severn Man Dies After Being Stabbed on UMES Campus

Police say the man died from injuries sustained in an assault on campus.

Maryland State Police are looking for three suspects in the Saturday night murder of a Severn man who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).

According to police, a man ran to approach a campus police officer at about 9 p.m. Saturday to report that his brother had been stabbed.

The officer responded to the scene and found 21-year-old Edmond St. Clair of Severn lying on the roadside near his girlfriend's vehicle with stab wounds to his upper torso. Police said an emergency crew transported St. Clair to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators said St. Clair and another man, who is not a student, were passengers in his girlfriend's vehicle. St. Clair's brother, who is also a visitor to the campus, was reportedly driving.

According to witnesses, as the men drove through the campus, they encountered a group of three or four people walking in the street and an altercation ensued. Police said it was then that St. Clair was stabbed by an unidentified weapon.

Police said they have no reason to believe this was a random assault, and that the motive could have stemmed from an ongoing dispute. Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone who witnessed this crime or has any information is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack at 443-260-3700. Callers may remain anonymous.


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