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Man charged with murder following stabbing in Gloucester County

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Posted at 8:36 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 08:36:28-04

GLOUCESTER Co., Va. - A man has been charged with second degree murder following a stabbing on Tuesday.

Around 10:30 p.m., the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence within the 3800 block of Stream Drive regarding a reported stabbing.

Reports say that deputies arrived and secured the scene, got rescue units, from the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad to the victim and were able to identify and detain a suspect in the case.

The victim, Eli Joseph Hirschberg, a 29-year old Gloucester resident, was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

Criminal Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office responded to both the scene and hospital to investigate the attack, and subsequently, arrested 20-year old Bryce Hunter Edwards, of Gloucester, and charged him with second-degree murder.

Edwards is currently being held in the Gloucester County Jail with no bond.