Police: Maryland man stabbed landlord before making way to Cincinnati

Police: Maryland man stabbed landlord before making way to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The man shot by a Glendale police officer on Interstate 75 Tuesday afternoon was wanted in a fatal stabbing in Maryland earlier this month.

Baltimore County court documents show the allegations leading police to charge Pablo Javier Aleman, 46, with the murder of his landlord on March 17.

Aleman, also known as 'Cubano,' is accused of stabbing Victor Adolfo Castillo Serrano at the victim's residence.

Serrano rented out several rooms of his home and Aleman was a tenant for three months, according to District Court documents. Aleman moved out of the residence two to three weeks before the landlord was found dead at the foot of his staircase.

Witnesses told investigators Aleman showed up at Serrano's workplace looking for his personal possessions from the home, Detective Donald Anderson wrote in a complaint. He was also observed on the work surveillance footage.

Sweatpants soaked with blood and a pullover fleece were found in the backyard of the crime scene. Anderson said the pants and shirt are identical to clothing Serrano was seen wearing in surveillance video earlier in the day.

Aleman's whereabouts between March 17 and March 29 are unknown.

Glendale police officer Josh Hilling on Tuesday spotted Aleman walking on the side of Interstate 75 near Glendale-Milford road.

Hilling stopped to talk to Aleman and offer him a ride, according to Police Chief Dave Warman. A confrontation arose over the officer checking Aleman's bag.

The brief altercation ended with Hilling shooting Aleman once in the abdomen. Officials said Aleman was carrying an eight to 12-inch long fixed blade knife at the time of the shooting.

Aleman was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he underwent surgery. He is listed as in stable condition. He will be held on a warrant pending extradition hearings.

Investigators do not know why Aleman was walking down the highway or whether he has ties to Cincinnati.

Hilling was not hurt in the incident, officials said. He was taken to police headquarters to be interviewed.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the exact events leading up to the shooting.

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