BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police say a Baltimore man is accused of fatally stabbing a former Washington advisory neighborhood commissioner.
Prince George’s County police said that 23-year-old Canaan Peterson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his boyfriend, 27-year-old Antonio Barnes, of Beltsville, Maryland.
Police say Peterson stabbed Barnes on March 14 in Baltimore, following an argument. Barnes was found that night with a stab wound and taken to a hospital, where he died. Peterson and Barnes were in a relationship, police say.
Barnes was a former AMC commissioner and an active member of the local chapter of the Service Employees International Union. SEIU 32 Vice President Jaime Contreras said Barnes was a custodian in downtown Washington and passionate about union work, affordable housing and tackling street violence.
It’s unclear whether Peterson has a lawyer.
Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com
WTOP’s Abigail Constantino contributed to this report.