Bowie State University student Richard Collins III was identified by his family as the victim of a fatal stabbing on the campus of the University of Maryland College Park. He was set to graduate on Tuesday.
Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, of Severna Park, Md., who is also a student at UMD was charged with first- and second-degree murder and first-degree assault for Collins’ murder.
NBC News Washington D.C. affiliate News4 reports that Collins was at a bus stop with two friends near Montgomery Hall about 3 a.m. Saturday when they encountered Urbanski.
News4 reports, according to court documents, “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.”
“Urbanski said, ‘Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you.’ Collins 3rd said, ‘No’ as Urbanski continue to approach,” according to court documents. Urbanski stabbed the victim once in the chest area.
Richard Collins III was recently commissioned a Lieutenant in the US Army. Urbanski is reportedly a member of the “Alt Reich” Facebook group. Police are considering whether to investigate this unprovoked attack as a hate crime.