Jukebox dispute leads to hug, stabbing, charges

An argument over tunes on a restaurant jukebox in Annapolis led to a hug punctuated with a knife to the gut Thursday, according to police.

Annapolis police say Martin Marroquin Rodriquez, 34, of Annapolis got into an argument with another man about music playing on a jukebox inside an area restaurant.

When the other man was walking in the 1300 block of Forest Drive on his way home, Rodriguez walked up to him and gave him a hug, allegedly stabbing the man in the stomach simultaneously, police said.

Demesio Portillo Lopez, 41, of Annapolis allegedly attacked the victim's friend with a sharp object at the same time, according to police. The friend's clothing was torn and he sustained a small cut to his abdomen, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

The first victim was airlifted to Shock Trauma where he was taken straight into surgery, according to police.

Rodriquez is charged with attempted first- and second-degree  murder, use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and reckless endangerment. He was being held without bond at the Jennifer Road Detention Center Friday.

Lopez is also facing attempted first- and second-degree murder charges and a weapons charge. He was being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center Friday in lieu of $50,000 bond.

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