Family has identified man murdered on UMD campus as Richard Collins the third. He had just been commissioned a Lieutenant in the US Army.
Police, FBI investigating University of Maryland killing as possible hate crime
by Carrie Wells
The Baltimore Sun
A black Bowie State University student who was set to graduate this week may have been killed over the weekend in a random, racially-motivated attack by a white University of Maryland, College Park student, officials said Sunday.
UM’s police chief said Sunday that the suspect, Sean Christopher Urbanski, of Severna Park, was a member of an offensive, racist Facebook group. An FBI official, who said the federal agency will assist with UM’s investigation, said officials are investigating it as a possible hate crime, but that they have not made a formal determination of a motive.
Artie Lee Travis, Bowie State’s vice president for student affairs, said the campus is in mourning.
“We are looking forward to the quickest investigation as possible,” he said. “Hate has no place in America. Hate has no place on a college campus where young minds are coming together to try to change the world.”
Witnesses said the suspect was intoxicated and incoherent at the time of the attack. Police have said it was random and the victim and suspect did not know each other.
Officers were called to the scene around 3 a.m. Saturday, and they found Collins wounded on the sidewalk. Urbanski was arrested there and officers recovered a folding knife, police said.
The unprovoked attack was captured by surveillance cameras, said Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas, spokeswoman for the campus police.
Collins was waiting for an Uber ride with two Maryland students near a bus stop on campus when he was attacked, police said. He died at the hospital.
According to charging documents, Collins’ friends heard Urbanski scream as he approached them from next to the trees near the bus stop.
Urbanski said “Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you,” the documents say. Collins said “no” and Urbanski continued to approach before stabbing him once in the chest, they say.
THIS is Trump’s America.
ALT-RIGHT is nothing but WHITE SUPREMACY.
Where are you, Attorney General White Citizens Council?
Here is a young man, full of promise. Doing what’s right. Killed for his EXISTENCE!!
Don’t give me any bull about his murderer being a ‘lone wolf’. He’s no ‘lone wolf’. He’s NOT mentally ill. Don’t even begin with that foolishness.