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Old 06-07-2019, 07:18 AM
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Default Male, 72 stabbed to death at Easton, MD YMCA in "altercation" with the negro

Updated: Suspect Arrested in Easton YMCA Homicide
Updated: Jun 07, 2019 4:41 AM PDT

EASTON, Md.- Police have arrested the suspect in a homicide that occurred Thursday morning at the Easton YMCA.

Easton police identified the victim as John Joseph Cassidy, 72, of Easton. The suspect was identified as Andre LaMont Price Jefferson, 31, also of Easton. Early Thursday evening, police announced that they arrested Jefferson on first and second degree murder charges, as well as assault and robbery.

Police said that just before 8 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Easton YMCA on Peachblossom Road for what is being described as an "altercation." Upon arrival, officers located Jefferson lying on the lobby floor. Police said Cassidy was located on the floor of the menís locker room, suffering from stab wounds.

Both men were transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton. Cassidy later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Jefferson was treated and was released to police custody. According to police, the investigation revealed that an altercation occurred in the menís locker room where Jefferson made contact with Cassidy. Police said Jefferson allegedly attacked Cassidy with a knife and then tried to leave before members of the YMCA stopped him.

The motive and any known relationship between the two are still under investigation.
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