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T-Mobile employee brutally stabbed while working in a Maryland mall, suspect charged

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Source: Montgomery County police; MEGA

Mar. 1 2022, Published 1:28 p.m. ET

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A suspect has been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing that happened at a Maryland mall, police said.

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On Feb 21, Gaithersburg police and Montgomery County police responded to Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, Maryland, for a reported stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found Jose Alexander Maldonado, 23, with multiple stabbed wounds, according to Montgomery County police. Maldonado was taken to the hospital, where he died.

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Investigators say Maldonado was working in a T-Mobile store when Trenton Flowers-Jackson entered and started to stab the victim.

Maldonado tried to escape but collapsed near the food court, authorities said.

Police identified Flowers-Jackson as the suspect and said the suspect and victim knew each other, according to Montgomery County police.

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On Feb. 26, police arrested Flowers-Jackson and he was charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held in jail.

montgomery police
Source: Montgomery County police; MEGA
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