DUNDALK — A domestic dispute turned bloody last month when officers responded to a stabbing on Yorkway.
Shannon Gelvar, 36, has been charged in the murder of David Magill. The two were married, according to court documents. The incident happened sometime after 10 p.m. on Feb. 1. Officers responded at 10:32 p.m. after a 9-1-1 call was placed. The incident took place on the 3100 block of Yorkway.
According to court documents, the 9-1-1 call was placed by a child who identified herself as Gelvar’s daughter. All three lived together in the home, according to court documents.
The daughter told the 9-1-1 dispatcher, according to court documents, that Gelvar and Magill had started an argument in the living room. She went into her room during the argument. The daughter told the dispatcher that her stepfather went into the back bedroom, and her mother followed him.
According to court documents, the child said she heard her stepfather shout that he had been cut by her mother. She left her bedroom and found Magill with a stab wound in his chest. According to court documents, the daughter told the dispatcher that her mother fled the home. She provided first aid for Magill until paramedics arrived.
According to court documents, homicide investigators at the scene observed a trail of blood on the floor that ran from the back bedroom to the living room. A large kitchen knife was located on the floor in the back bedroom. Magill was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center at 2:09 a.m. on Feb. 2.
According to court documents, members of Gelvar’s family contacted police at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 and told them they were trying to locate Gelvar to urge her to turn herself in. At 10:33 a.m., Gelvar responded to Precinct 12 and was brought in for questioning. The interview was terminated when Gelvar stated she wanted an attorney present.
Gelvar has been charged with first degree murder, first degree assault and intent to injure with a dangerous weapon. She is being held without bail. Her trial date is pending.