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Suspect indicted for murder in Ohio Street stabbing still at large

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
The entrance to Birch Circle in Bangor as seen on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bangor police are investigating a stabbing Tuesday evening that left a man dead at this small housing complex just near the intersection of Ohio Street and Finson Road in Bangor.
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The New York man and former Eastern Maine Community College student wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing earlier this month that left a Bangor man dead remained at large Thursday.

Akeem T. Harris, 23, of Amityville, N.Y., is wanted in connection with the April 9 death of Thomas N. Taylor, 30, of Bangor. An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday afternoon shortly after the Penobscot County grand jury indicted Harris for murder.

“We have reason to believe he will be arrested in the near future,” Bangor police Sgt. Ed Potter said just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Harris dropped out of school shortly after the stabbing and he “returned to his home state of New York and does not intend to return to the college,” an EMCC administrator said Wednesday.

Bangor police were called to Taylor’s residence at the Birch Circle apartments, located at 1160 Ohio St., on a report of an altercation shortly after 6 p.m. April 9 and found Taylor in the parking lot bleeding from the stab wound, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said earlier this month.

Taylor, who was the father of a young boy, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he later died.

Taylor suffered from “a stab wound to the chest” and had a “perforation of the lungs and heart,” Mark Belserene, a spokesman for the state medical examiner’s office, said earlier this month.

If convicted of murder, Harris faces between 25 years and life in prison.

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