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It was also not reported by Baltimore Police on twitter, despite their pledge to report all significant crime incidents via the social media outlet.
Through sources close to the situation, the Baltimore Spectator has learned exclusive details not revealed elsewhere.
Police investigate murder scene at Orleans & N. Rose St.
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Brown was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead a short time afterward.
The Baltimore Spectator has learned the name of the woman alleged to have done the stabbing, but is withholding publication due to the possibility of her being a victim of domestic violence.
Police initially detained the woman, but as of this writing, sources say she was released without being charged, with the incident possibly being treated as a justifiable homicide related to self defense.
Brown and the woman were involved in a relationship in the past, and have a 5 year old daughter together. It is not clear whether they were still actively engaged in a relationship at the time of the incident. The case bares a strong resemblance to another recent domestic incident in which a 4 year old boy and his mother was shot by the boys father.
Friday night, Brown forced his way into the woman's house at gunpoint in an incident that apparently did not result in physical injury. It was not clear if charges were filed or an arrest was made at the time.
Balloons on a pole memorialize a previous slaying at the same location of the stabbing.
N. Rose St. and the surrounding neighborhood is no stranger to homicide and violence. Residents weary of an area long besieged by drugs and gang activity could readily recall a long list of incidents that haven taken place.
The Baltimore Spectator has reported on multiple homicides in the immediate vicinity in the past, including a man shot while riding a bicycle, in what was considered to be a gang related incident, in the 700 block of N. Rose St.
Details of this breaking news story will be updated as new information becomes available and is subject to change.
Violence Worse Than The Wire
On Wednesday while speaking to a community group, newly confirmed Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts stated he did not like the HBO television series "The Wire." Since then, over a dozen people have been shot or stabbed in Baltimore, including two teenagers and a woman shot in a quadruple drive-by shooting last night, and an active duty U.S. Navy serviceman murdered while visiting family in Baltimore.
Alonzo Gladden, age 24, a member of the United States Navy, was shot and killed in front of his grandmother's house a little over an hour after Batts made the statement expressing disdain for the television show.
Early Saturday, an 18-year-old man was walking on the 300 block of Edmondson Avenue at 12:48 a.m., when police say he was approached by an unknown gunman who shot him in the shoulder before fleeing the are on foot.
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