From the Aberdeen Police Department:
(Aberdeen, Maryland) January 16, 2010 – Four people including an off duty police officer remain at Shock Trauma in serious but stable condition all are suffering from various stab wounds. Investigators say a fight broke out between two men in the parking lot of the Diamond Club. One of the men produced a knife stabbing the other man, four others, including the off duty officer, were stabbed as they attempted to break up the fight.
Kibwa Cazemba Evans 31, of Baltimore has been arrested and will be charged with several counts of attempted murder and first and second-degree assault. Evans was injured in the incident and was transported to Bayview Hospital where he was treated and released.
The others victims are identified as follows:
– Roshon Harris 25 of Aberdeen- flown to Shock Trauma
– Bryan Joyner 29 of Baltimore- at Shock Trauma after being transferred from Harford Memorial Hospital
-Timothy Daughton 35 of Perryman- at Shock Trauma after being transferred from Harford Memorial Hospital
– Terrance Coleman 28 of Elkton- treated at Union Hospital in Elkton and released
– Off duty officer- Todd Duncan 43, a 3 year veteran of the department- flown to Shock Trauma
At about 1:50 AM an off duty Aberdeen officer, working secondary employment at the Clarion Hotel, requested assistance for a disturbance at the Diamond Club, 980 Hospitality Way, in Aberdeen.
Arriving officers found the off duty officer and several other people suffering from stab wounds. At this time the officer and one civilian have been transported to Shock Trauma, six others, including the suspect, are being treated for various injuries, four at Harford Memorial Hospital; one at Bayview and one civilian that arrived by personal vehicle at Union Hospital in Elkton, the extent of their injuries are unknown.
Assistance was received for the Maryland Sate Police, Harford County Sheriff’s Department and the Bel Air Police. The injured were transported by paramedics from Maryland State Police aviation, Aberdeen Fire Department, Level Fire Company and the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps.
Two Cents says
Get better, Officer Duncan!
Duncan I feel for you.
I know now why I felt uneasy .
I’m glad that I left before this went down.(30min.)to be exact
And you just came back from sickleave.
How messed up is that.
Get well fast and I hope that this dirtbag is getting life’
without the possibility of parol.
You are in my prayers
I pray for all the victums invovled in the this incident, very said my heart goes out to all that were involved. Life is too short people for such senseless acts!
charda and corey says
I am praying for all whom was involved in the siituation but i really am praying for my big cousin roshawn harris and officer duncan this is 2010 and we cant have fun no where stay strong they will make it
BEATRICE BAWUAH-WILSON ROSHON MOTHER says
TO ALL THAT WAS INJURED PLEASE GET WELL SOON TO SOME WHOM ARE CALLING MY SON IS ALIVE AND DOING OK PLEASE STOP PASSNG RUMORS THAT HE HAS PASSED AWAY THATS NOT TRUE PLEASE JUST KEEP HIM MY FAMLY AND OTHERS THAT WERE INJURED IN YOUR PRAYERS THANK YOU BEATRICE
Everydody please keep all the victims i your prayers. Life is too short. Roshon your a very strong man and i know your going to make it!!! I love you! your children love you! My advice to everyone reading this every chance you get please let the ones you love that u r there and u love them b/c u never know what might happen
Trisha and the family (Shon's Aunt Trisha) says
To all the victims and their family, May God be with you, you all are in our prayers. Just remember, God makes no mistakes and everything happens for a reason. Keep the faith and He will pull you through. Shon we love you, stay strong and we shall be there soon to be with you!!! Bea and Reggie stay strong and just keep your faith and trust in God, Shon is gonna be okay and home soon. Love you all!!!
TANISHA FITZGERALD says
TO every one who was injured in the diamond clud incident my prayers go out to you and your family. ROSHON god smiles on you. Your son loves you.I will always have love for you. YOU are my great debater.
Jessica aka cookie says
Its realy a shame you cant go out to a club in peace and not worry about if your going to get hurt or not. To my boy roshon stay strong and fight my thoughts and prayers go to you.
This is to Roshon, my friend, my brother, my family. I have nothing but love for you. I wish that I was there, to help you, for I would not have left you for dead. For I have nothing but Love for you, and your family. Your son and three daughters, and their mothers. Hope you come home soon, my nephew. My heart goes out to you.
To Officer Todd Duncan,I hope that that you get well soon.
For my Prayers go out to you and your family.
Barbara Wilson Harris ( Roshon Auntie) says
To Roshon and Officer Todd Ducan…..
Hebrews 4: 12, 13 States:
For the word of God is living and powerful,and sharper than any two-edged sword,piercing to the division of the soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of heart.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
So to my nephew and Officer Duncan you have to fight so that you can keep on living.GOD is going to take care of Mr Kibwa Cazemba Evans. I just want to pray for his family.As to I hope his family is praying for mines and the victims that was envolved in this terrible incident.
On a special note to Roshon : Auntie Barbara Loves the Baby
One family to another says
This is a tragic situation we do not know all of the details but the victims, family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers, we can not imagine the pain that has come upon you all….
eric gonzalez says
Get well Duncan if you need anything your brother and sisters are here for you.
Ms Carmen says
Roshon stay strong and come back strong for your chidren and family that manic should of been in jail a long time ago the judicial system failed us again that man Evans has a long history of attempted murder with a deadly weapons the LORD will take care of ROSHON and all those other injuried I love u Roshon ur daughters n Son need you I will have them draw u pictures My prayers are with u all
LOVE MS Carmen
you should know says
Yes the system fails us time and time again mr evans has had a attempted murder charge once before he seved 14.5 years from the age of 15 to the age of 30 it is non of any ones business but mr evans was a young man charged as a adult and served his time he was a nother partie in this event however mr evans did not have parents to really care for him due to drugs and he went to hold up a corner store for food and money to help support his family there was other parties involved in this as well to me at that time at 15 you know what you are doing but in his mind it was the only way he could feed himself where a mother could not provide but he served his time…. if you or anyone know what happened that night could you please inform since there has been so many stories told…. no matter who the person is or what went down this did happen and justice must be served based on this situation…. my thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who were injured in this event and thru family strength, blessings and prayers there is a force that will pull thru for those injured….
Yes, he was just misunderstood…
There are lots of people who grow up in broken homes and never commit crimes let alone try to kill multiple people. He made his decisions and fortunately everyone he stabbed will recover (as far as I’ve heard.) Evans is damn lucky he wasn’t shot. Getting into a fight is bad enough, but you pull out a knife and start attacking people, including an officer (who was in plainclothes, but from what I’ve gathered pretty much everyone there knew he was an Aberdeen officer), that’s a fully justified shooting.
You want to act like a thug and live that life you’ll get what you deserve. He’s not getting out for a long time once the trial is over and done with. Attempted murder carries the same penalty as murder.
I wish all the victims, especially Officer Duncan, a speedy and full recovery.
vietnam vet says
I’am with DW on this one.if I had been the off duty officer I would have shot him. I too wish the officer a speedy recovery.
Yea sorry but growing up in a crappy situation does not make me feel bad for him. He almost killed multiple people. If he wanted/needed help there are places he could have gone to get that. I understand that you think he’s the victim here but put yourself in the other family members shoes for a minute and imagine you got a phone call that your loved one was at Shock Trauma due to being stabbed. Would you feel so sorry for the stabber then?? I’m guessing not.
Ms. carmen says
To: you should know says;
You say it’s no one’s business about Mr. Evan’s past history. You’re WRONG. A person’s past history will dictate his/her future. As a tax paying and law abiding citizen it’s my business and Society’s to find out how our money is being spent. If the judicial and or mental systems allowed this “walking time bomb” to again interact within our streets, then they have again miserably failed us as a whole. I too was raised in a dysfunctional home in the worst city in this country, (Camden, N.J.)with abusive parents, in and out of foster homes. I chose to take the right path. I knew right from wrong at a very early age. Mr. Evans is not a “victim”. Roshon, his family, all those other injured, their famlilies and society as a whole are the victims. I’m so tired of criminals using their style of up bringing as an excuse for their crimes. Let the punishment fit the crime!
To all the TRUE VICTIMS. Roshon we love you! This too will pass. You will be healed by the hands of GOD! A speeding recovery for Roshon,the officer and all the other victims injured.
Sylvia Richardson says
Roshon you will come thru this. I have claimed it for you. My prayers are with you and Bee. The Lord knows your pain and He will bring you thru this. To all that is in this same pain believe that God will bring you thru this. I love you Roshon and Bee.
Interested bystander says
Duncan get well soon. A special thanks to all involved who helped disarm the attacker and administered aide to the victims on site. No doubt your actions kept a bad situation from being worse!!!!
Concerned Party says
How is Roshon doing? I was there taking care of him until the ambulance arrived; he seems like a good person. I hope that Evans goes to jail for a very long time.
Barbara Wilson Harris ( Roshon Auntie) says
Thanks for being concern!!! Roshon is still under critical care… But were serve a almighty GOD that has the final word.
So keep my nephew in your prayers, From me and my family we want to say thanks for looking out for him until the ambulance came.
just askin says
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those parties who were injured during this situation…
But I have to ask if any one was there what the hell happened??? I have been told another story to this situation…. It is a shame that as adults we can not go out and have a enjoyable evening one word of advice I can give to anyone if you see something go down stay the hell away… to many people involved in this which should not have been bad case of wrong place wrong time but if any one was there could you please fill me in since I was not there what happened???
A caring Friend says
I am lifting up all of the victims in this event for a speedy recovery and no more complications my prayers stay with the victims and there families….
To Bryans family if he is anything like the Joyner I know he is staying strong and will fight thru his injurys and will be back on his feet and running soon…. MWAH
Just wanted to wish Duncan a speedy recovery. I am glad u are feeling better and recovering. What a night!!!!!
GRACIE WILSON ROSHON -GRANDMOTHER says
I WILL LOVE THEE, OH LORD MY STRENGTH. THE LORD IS MY ROCK AND MY FORTRESS, AND MY DELIVERER; MY GOD MY STRENGTH IN WHOM I WILL TRUST; MY BUCKLER AND THE HORN OF MY SALVATION AND MY HIGH TOWER. I WILL CALL UPON THE LORD WHO IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED; SO I SHALL BE SAVED FROM MINE ENEMIES.
I WISH ALL THE VICTIMS A SPEEDY RECOVERY MY GOD IS A JUSTICE GOD AND I KNOW JUSTICED WILL BE DONE..
ms lady says
god be with them all and to tell you the truth the club should be closed down to many things happen there…once again my prayers are with the officer and the other victims
interested bystander says
ms lady tell me what things happen there to make you want to shut down this club, by your statement i am sure you have never been inside the night club.
Why is an officer working off-duty at an establishment that sells alcohol? That has to be a conflict of interest and I am sure it is against policy. if it is not, then someone needs to correct that policy.
I wish the officer a speedy recovery.
vietnam vet says
It’s not uncommon for and off duty officer to moonlight a second job. primarly bars jewelry stores etc.
Bars, nightclubs, tap rooms, package stores are all a big no-no for police. I know the agency I work for strictly prohibits our officers from working any secondary employment at an establishment that serves or sell alcohol, as do the vast majority of police departments across the country. If Aberdeen doesn’t, then they are way behind the times. It is severe conflict of interest.
Duncan was working for the clairion as security, not the diamond club. Perfectly within policy. However, as a Police Officer he had to do what was necessary to protect life, and that was to make himself on duty and go into the club and handle business. Thanks to him and the rest of the good aberdeen citizens that were there, things were ended before the situation got worse. Its about time people stood up and quit taking this kind of shit. Good work guys!
Balt. City officers routinely work security off duty at the Perryman VFW when they’re having a “club” night on the weekends. Some agencies have fairly strict secondary employment policies and other are fairly relaxed.
Personally, I wouldn’t want to work secondary at a bar or nightclub, but it’s not all that uncommon for officers to do so. In any case, as BPB said, Duncan was working at the hotel, not the club and the fight took place outside in the parking lot.
interested bystander says
The off duty APD officers are providing security to the hotel and only handle issues outside the night club, primarily in the parking lot. Not sure if Aberdeen is behind the times since multiple departments allow their officers to work at events that sell alcohol and even work in night clubs and bars. This practice has been shown to stop small problems from developing into larger ones. If Officer Duncan had not been on property along with another off duty police officer the incident could have been much worse.
Cousin Mike T says
It’s times like this, when you feel yourself grasping for God’s forgiveness. Plus the need to understand why. Everybody’s life has a plan designed by God and He is an engineer of no mistakes. My cousin Roshon is one of His soldiers and the battle Roshon is fighting now is just the begining of his victory.So those of you that have counted him out. You better count again. Because a Soldier only dies once, but a coward dies a thousand times. Much love and prayers out to his Mother.
Dana S. (RoShon's Cousin) says
First of all, I want to say to all the victims you are in my prayers and I wish you a speedy recovery.
To RoShon, I want you to know that I Love You and you will always be in my prayers. I am thankful that you are still alive because this situation could have been a whole lot worst. But, we serve a mighty good God & HE knew that it was not your time to leave this earth. He still has other plans in life for you. I want you to always remember that God will never put more on you than you can bear and this too shall pass. This battle is no longer in your hands, its now a battle for God to take care for you. Stay strong and keep your faith. You have to be here to take care of your children. Take everyday one day at a time as you recover. Again, I love you and get well soon. I will continue to stay in contact with your mom to see how you are coming along. Take care & Be Blessed.
REGINALD HARRIS ROSHON-FATHER says
TO OFFICER DUCAN THANK YOU FOR COMING TO THE AID OF OUR SON TO ALL THE OTHER FOLKS THANK YOU FOR COMING TO THE AID OF OUR SON OUR PRAYE
RS WILL FOREVER BE WITH YOU
Can not believe the one who had a hand in this situation yes got hurt and is a victim my prayers go out to RH but he is not so innocent but seems like he comes from a strong family hope this is a wake up call …. for everyone as well….
Barbara Wilson Harris ( Roshon Auntie) says
Why don’t you expose yourself… Don’t hide behind the WTF…. If someone is attacked from behind you tell me who is innocent and who is not.
Not so innocent….WTF is that all about????? No one in this world is made perfect nor innocent. So please… Reguardless on who or what the situation may be, in this situation, MY Brother IS innocent, so keep your negative comments to yourself. For my family and friends who prayed and prayed, I thank you so very much. For those of you who had a Negative point of view….I WILL PRAY FOR YOU! Hope the rest of the victims recover well and GOD BLESS YOU!
Harford County Municipal F.O.P. Lodge 128, Inc. says
On behalf on our Brother and his family,
Officer Todd Duncan and family would like to thank all who have shown care, compassion, and concern for his well being. Officer Duncan also would like to thank those who came to his aid and wishes for a speedy recovery of all those injured in this incident.
Officer Duncan is doing well and hopes to return to work when cleared by his doctors.
Harford County Muncipal F.O.P. Lodge 128, Inc.
To all those that help our cousin Ro you all are in our prayers. To Ro you are our Big Brother and a great nephew you have been i our prayers every night GET WELL SOON and GOD BLESS U. Angels are watch over u. We Love U Auntie D and Family
makela and meeks family says
Frist i would like 2 give thanks 2 our god who kept his angles and his hands all over my cuzo Roshon harris i love you boo. Also thanks 2 my wonder and prayering family that prayed day and nite also 2 the other victims god is with u alsoand you will do well in your recovery. I want 2 say 2 my cuzo god gave you a second chance of life take it and do something positive cause u are a child of god and angle walkn love you hugs and kisses Makela.
cousin Hope says
Frist I would like to say praise be to God and the father of our Lord Jesus Christ the father of compassion and the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3.
I would like to send out my prayers to all of the parties and a special prayer to Roshon and officerDuncan
my God continue to give each one of you a special healing in your bodies because we know that he is the doctor of all doctors. The word says that satan’s power will be broken into pieces Ps.72:4. To Roshon mother who is like a sister to me I wont to say just trust in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. We are praying you Roshon and your family, we love you and hold you derto our hearts. To all the people that was involed we are praying for you and yours and to Mr Evans we ask that Gods peace be upon you and yours and in Jesus name we pray amen.
native, not naive says
No disrespect meant toward anyone, I wish everyone a speedy recovery, and wish for justice to be served. With that being said, this situation sounds like it may have been an occasion in which a taser could have been deployed as a less lethal means of getting a bad situation under control.
Couple problems with that. 1) Officer Duncan was working off duty and didn’t have a taser with him as far as I know (and even if he did, trying to hit a suspect with a taser who is fighting with someone else is extremely difficult because both probes have to hit for it to work.) 2) He may not have had a chance to go for anything anyway (I don’t know many specifics about what happened) and 3) Deadly force would have been fully justified in this situation (assuming there was time for him to draw his weapon.)
What I do wonder is if things would’ve turned out differently had he been allowed to be in full uniform. My understanding is that APD officers can’t wear their uniforms while working security at the Clarion, but I don’t know if that’s coming from the APD or the Clarion.
My prayers go out to Ro and his family! even tho i havnt seen u in years when i read what happened in the paper my heart fell to the floor!! stay strong i know you will make it through this!!
This is yet another example of how truly dangerous alcohol is. If the people involved in this incident werent drunk the fight wouldnt have happened im the first place.
TIRED OF THE BULL says
WELL FROM MY UNDERSTANDING PPL WERE HIGH ON THEM PERKS AND STARTED THE SHIT SO THATS WAT HAPPENS…… PUNKS JUMP UP TO GET BEAT DOWN……REGARDLESS OF HIS PAST HISTORY HE WAS A GOOD DUDE THAT WAS BEING TESTED BY SOMEONE HIGH ON THEM PILLS……NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THEY DIDNT FEEL LIKE SUPERMAN…..REAL TALK…..AND NOT TO LONG AFTER THAT INCIDENT AT THE BAR, IN HDG MR. HARRIS WAS INVOLVED IN A JUMPING OF A YOUNG MAN AND KNOCKED HIS GRANDMOTHER DOWN…….SO WAT WE THINK ABOUT THAT PEOPLE???????
Concerned Teacher says
You do realize that you are commenting on a story that is almost two years old, right?
You do realize that your ALL CAPS is the equivalent of screaming and it means that most people won’t even bother to read your message, right?
You do realize that your message contained no sentences, multiple spelling and mistakes that made it barely readable which means that those who did bother to read it won’t take it seriously, right?