Hundreds attend Morgan vigil for student who was killed
Marcus Edwards was stabbed to death near campus Monday
Several hundred students, teachers, friends and family of slain Morgan State University sophomore Marcus Edwards gathered on the Northeast Baltimore campus Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil.
They recalled Edwards, 21, as an upbeat scholar robbed of a promising future.
Fellow members of the group SMOOTH, which stands for Strong Men Overcoming Obstacles Together, spoke passionately of an earnest friend whoalways attended class, did his homework, and put in the extra time to be a leader and inspiration for others.
Chinedu Nwokeafor, a friend and fellow student, urged those in the crowd — many crying with candles in hand, blue balloons floating above — to never take their time on earth for granted.
Family and friends said Edwards had a deep faith in God and a constant smile on his face. They said he wanted to be a police officer to help the community.
Mia Jackson, a 22-year-old senior and friend, arrived with white flowers.
“He was such a great person, it’s hard to fathom that something like this would happen to him,” she said. “He always wanted to save the city. It’s just unfortunate the city couldn’t save him.”
Edwards was found stabbed in the chest Monday night in the crosswalk of a busy intersection at Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact homicide detectives at 410-3962100 or text a tip to 443-902-4824, or call the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1866-7LOCKUP.