22-year old Sean Urbanski was charged with the murder of 23-year old Richard Collins III at Bowie State University and it’s being investigated whether it was a hate crime or not.
Urbanski attacked Collins with a knife and stabbed him directly in the chest. This attack was completely random and happened late night, 3 a.m, at one of the University’s bus stops. NBCWashington describes the event:
Court documents obtained by News4 say Collins was waiting for the university’s shuttle bus with his friends when they realized the shuttle bus had stopped running for the night. The three decided to call an Uber and were waiting for one to arrive when they heard Urbanski screaming nearby, the documents said.
Collins and his friends watched Urbanski as he approached them. According to court documents, “Urbanski said, ‘Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you.’ Collins III said, ‘No’ as Urbanski continue to approach.”
One of Collins’ friends noticed Urbanski was holding a knife with a 3 to 4-inch silver blade as the suspect stabbed Collins once in the chest area, documents said. The friend ran toward Baltimore Avenue as she called 911 and asked the Uber driver to call 911. Other witnesses stayed with Collins and tried to help him until police and medics arrived.
Urbanski was a part of a facebook group called “Alt-Reich,” a white supremacist group that was biased against women, Latinos, people of Jewish faith, and especially African Americans. Investigations are also going against the group.
It’s sad when someone is taking out of the world in this manner. Collins III was set to graduate tomorrow with a degree in Business Administration and was recently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army.
Source: The Root