Police identify bar stabbing victim as an employee

Victim was trying to break up fight

PARKVILLE, Md. (WMAR) - The same people who patronize Tee Bee's Place in Parkville joined the family and friends of 38-year-old Tavares Jones, a security guard for the bar who was stabbed to death while breaking up a fight.

"I want anyone who knows anything possible that can bring forward the person who did this to my baby son Tavares Jones, please come forward.  Don't be shy, don't be scared," said Linda Carson, Jones' mom. 

The father of a four-year-old son and an eight-year-old daughter was working at Tee's Bee's early Saturday morning when police say a fight started inside.

Jones stepped in and was stabbed multiple times.

"He loved his job.  He loved it.  He loves what he did.  He loved the people.  They were like family to him," said Kathi Harris, Jones' mom.   

But to neighbors in the Parkville neighborhood, the bar isn't family or friendly.  They call it a constant nuisance.

"It's loud music, people racing up and down our streets all hours of the night, music playing all hours of the night.  People arguing, people fighting," said Roy Bryant, a neighbor. 

A bullet hole is visible in one home from a scuffle years ago.  Neighbors say it started at Tee Bee's and ended at their door step.

"I was sound asleep and it's not a sound you want to hear.  I sat straight up and knew exactly what it was," said Theresa Shelley, a neighbor.  "For a bar that's that dangerous and that has had as many problems as it's had there, it should be closed," she said.   

On July 8 th, Baltimore County police reported a homicide in the parking lot.

"I don't think tonight is about that.  I will tell you tonight is just about remembering Tavares," said Precious Barnes, co-owner, Tee Bee's.   

The owners of Tee Bee's would not address the crime and the complaints from neighbors.  They stuck with Tavares Jones, who worked at Tee Bee's for six years.

The parking lot lit up in his honor on Sunday. 

"He made everybody laugh.  He was so comical.  No matter how sad your day was, he made you laugh," said Carson.    

Police say there is no suspect information to go on.  We asked the owners if they can offer surveillance video, but they wouldn't comment.

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