JUST IN: Ocean City Police identify stabbing suspect
OCEAN CITY, Md. – Ocean City Police have identified the suspect in the stabbing that occurred Sunday on Caroline Street and the Boardwalk.
Detectives credit the town’s City Watch program, along with the public’s assistance, in quickly identifying Harold Rafael Nunez-Dominguez, 19, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said, “We would not have the photographs, video evidence and the ability to quickly identify the suspect without our City Watch program. The investment in the town’s surveillance technology is a key factor in solving this case.”
In addition to City Watch photographs, multiple police tips from citizens and a vigilant hotel employee are credited for helping detectives identify the suspect as a hotel guest.
“We work closely with the Chamber of Commerce and the Hotel, Motel Restaurant Association on ways to properly identify their guests,” Chief Buzzuro said. “With the visitors of our community changing weekly, the partnership of our residents and business community is invaluable to our department and to our investigations.”
Police say the stabbing happened at approximately 12:26 a.m. on Sunday, June 9th on Caroline Street and the Boardwalk during a fight involving multiple people.
The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect stabbed two victims. The suspect, and at least one accomplice, then fled the scene.
One victim, a 15-year-old juvenile male, was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the second victim, a 17-year-old juvenile male, was flown to Shock Trauma. Both victims sustained serious injuries but are in stable condition.
Police say Nunez-Dominguez’s has been charged with two counts of assault in the first and second degree, as well as two counts of reckless endangerment.
A warrant was issued for his arrest. He is currently in police custody in Pennsylvania awaiting extradition to Maryland.