Police said a fight on Vanguard Way in Bel Air early Saturday resulted in one man being sent to Shock Trauma and another facing attempted murder charges.
Edward Hopkins, a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, said Edwin Hernandez-Rodriquez of Bel Air was charged in the incident. The Baltimore Sun reports Hernandez-Rodriquez is charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure.
When taken into custody, Hopkins said Hernandez-Rodriquez, who is from Honduras but has been living in Bel Air, initially told police he was 21. However, once he was at the Harford County Detention Center, Hernandez-Rodriquez said he lied about his age and he was actually 17. Hopkins said Hernandez-Rodriquez will be tried as an adult.
Details surrounding the fight are still unclear, but Hopkins said it appears Hernandez-Rodriquez was involved in a verbal altercation with a man from the 1100 block of Vanguard Way, where the fight took place. Hopkins said the fight escalated and the man ended up being “cut significantly with a sharp object.” Hopkins said he may have been cut with a broken beer bottle, but it is unclear at this time.
The victim was taken to the Shock Trauma center at the University of Maryland Medical Center with a “fairly significant injury to his arm and wrist,” Hopkins said.
Hernandez-Rodriquez was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and later released to the detention center, where he is being held on a $2 million bond.
Hopkins said at this time it is unclear what started the argument.