April 6, 2011

Few updates on Bourbon Street Live stabbing

On Sunday, Baltimore Police identified the 24-year-old who died after he and three others were stabbed at Bourbon Street Live Saturday morning.

He was Charles Johnson, but no other details were offered about him.

In fact, few details have emerged about the case since Saturday. Some readers have asked, so here are the few updates there are. 

Beyond Sunday's ID, police have not yet released other information.

Detective Jeremy Silbert told me over e-mail there will be more updates next week. 

Liquor Board chairman Stephan Fogleman has commented on the incident, so has Councilman William H. Cole IV, whose district covers the club's home on the 300 block of Guilford Avenue.

The club's management, meanwhile, has not commented on the incident beyond their initial statements and press release. Since Saturday, they have not answered questions about the likelihood of changes to their security policy. Will update when they do.

The only other public comment was made Sunday on Facebook. "I just would like to say thanks from our many friends, other business owners and industry folks. I would like to relay a text from a friend yesterday. 'I never count my friends at a party, only in time of need,'" wrote David Adams, the club's manager.

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