UMES student stabbed to death homecoming weekend

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Edmond St.Clair loved to make music.  He was a rapper and a producer.

His work is now on the Internet for family and friends to remember, but for his mother it's too much.  She is consoled by her younger son and a cousin, who were with St.Clair on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Saturday night.  

"I seen somebody push him.  But they didn't just push him, they stabbed him.  And they looked like they just went like this," said Tre' Hardy, the victim's cousin.    

St. Clair's younger brother says he was driving a car on campus when Edmond got out and approached a group of guys before he knew it.

"He was like they just stabbed me.  I was like for real.  He showed me his hand and then I looked at his chest.  And I was like man don't tell me you got, he said yea I got stabbed in my heart," said Isaiah St.Clair, the victim's brother.    

Homicide investigators for Maryland State Police are looking for three suspects.

"The individuals were in the roadway, so there was some kind of encounter that occurred when they approached them in the car.  We don't know what the issue was specifically.  That's uncertain," said Greg Shipley, MSP spokesman.    

The witnesses say they didn't recognize the men, but police think the stabbing followed an ongoing dispute.   

St.Clair was a junior biology major from Severn.  He wanted to be a doctor.

He brought his music to campus talent shows.

"What made them pull out a knife for one person?  There wasn't no need," said Isaiah St.Clair. 

Isaiah St.Clair and Tre' Hardy are not students on the Eastern Shore campus.  They were visiting for the weekend.

The university put out a statement saying the emergency notification system was activated immediately.

Police are working with a vague description of the suspects.  We don't know if they were students, but they were in their late teens to early 20's. 

State Police are investigating.  Anyone who witnessed this crime or has 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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