Homicide in Bel Air Maryland
[August 6, 2011, Bel Air, MD 1:30am] — At approximately 9:00pm on Friday, August 5, 2011, Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a 911 call in the 900 block of Redfield Road, in Bel Air, MD for a reported stabbing. The victim, now identified as Patrick Xavier Ward, age 29, had been stabbed multiple times in the upper torso, while inside of his apartment. He was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.
Neighbors indicated that when they heard yelling coming from inside of Ward's apartment, they ran to his assistance. Once inside, they saw a young black male who quickly fled the scene. He was located a short distance away from the crime scene on Fairwood Road in Bel Air, MD. He is currently considered to be a person of interest in the homicide Patrick X. Ward.