Police: Man found stabbed in Md.; one arrested in connection to homicide investigation

Police are looking for a gray 2015 Kia Optima with MD tag 4BR7760   Courtesy of MSP

A man is in custody after police say he was arrested in a nearby state in connection to an ongoing homicide investigation, in Maryland. Police are currently looking for a stolen vehicle related to the investigation.

Maryland State Police say on Thursday, at 12:30 AM, the MSP Homicide Unit responded to  the 100 block of West Sunset Avenue for a homicide investigation, in Greensboro. Authorities say an officer with the Greensboro Police Department was the first to respond to the scene, where 26-year-old Howard Lanman III, of Greensboro, was found lying in the street with an obvious stab wound. Police report that they administered life-saving efforts, although the victim was later pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

According to the report, the MSP Apprehension Team arrested 25-year-old Kevin Parker, of the 100 block of West Sunset Avenue in Greensboro. Troopers say around 8:30 AM,  Parker was arrested at a Delaware residence. The 25-year-old is in custody and he will be extradited to Maryland. 

Parker was charged with first and second degree murder.

47 ABC spoke to community members who say this town isn't use to this type of behavior and while nothing is confirmed, many believe that it was part of a drug deal. Many have seen a rise in drug activity. 

The biggest concern for residents is that it happened right by Ober Park, a place where kids play.

Law enforcement believes that Parker fled the scene in a gray 2015 Kia Optima, which was reportedly stolen from the victim. The vehicle was reportedly last seen traveling towards Denton, MD from the area of 422 West Sunset Street, in Greensboro.

MSP says they are actively working to locate the stolen vehicle with Maryland tag 4BR7760 and that they are interviewing witnesses. 

Anyone with information related to the stolen vehicle or this investigation is asked to call the MSP Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101.

Categories: Local News, Maryland