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Update: Gaithersburg Stabbing Victim Dies; Defendant Charged With Murder

For Immediate Release: Saturday, July 5, 2014

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division have been investigating a stabbing that occurred in the early morning hours of July 4. The victim has succumbed to his wounds and investigators have charged a subject with first degree murder.

On July 4 at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department and the 6th District as well as Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the 900 block of Curry Ford Lane for the report of a stabbing. First responders located a 22-year-old Gaithersburg man in the parking lot of that address suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a local trauma center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect knew each other and had agreed to meet outside at the Curry Ford Lane address. They met and became involved in an argument. The argument escalated into an assault with the defendant stabbbing the victim multiple times. After the assault, the defendant fled in his vehicle. Investigation by detectives led to the identity of the defendant, Pavel S. Ivanov, 24 years old, of the 11100 block of Lake Breeze Drive in North Potomac. Later that morning, police were able to locate and arrest him in the 200 block of Spectrum Avenue in Gaithersburg. He was interviewed and charged with 1st degree murder along with related charges last night.

The victim is identified as Bryan Robert Hall, 22 years old, of the unit block of Story Drive in Gaithersburg.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.

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Release ID: 14-219
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