Police arrest 2nd man in deadly harbor stabbing


Baltimore City police arrested a second man in connection to deadly stabbing near the Inner Harbor.

Police arrested 24-year-old Derek Schuler of Glen Burnie on first and second degree murder and assault charges in the stabbing death of Cheesecake Factory employee Anthony Black on April 7.

Police say Black, 24, was being picked up by his girlfriend around 2:18 a.m. after a shift at the Cheesecake Factory when he saw two men hitting on her as she sat in her car.

Black told the men to leave her alone, but the men persisted telling him, " Calm down, your girl is hot looking." A fight ensued and after initially walking away the men returned and stabbed Black multiple times. He was taken to Shock Trauma where he died at 2:49 a.m.

The day after the stabbing police arrested Matthew Darby, 24 on murder, assault and weapons charges.

Police initially thought Schuler tried to break up the fight, but according to charging documents after waiving his Miranda rights he admitted his involvement and saw, "the victim laying on the ground bleeding profusely."

Although Schuler told police he could not account for how Black got stabbed he acknowledged he and Darby ran when witnesses began screaming for help.

He also admitted to throwing away a blood-soaked shirt after he and Darby fled the scene.

Schuler's first court appearance is scheduled for late May.

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