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UPDATE (August 27  5:17 p.m.):

Muhammad Hasnet Shakeelabassi has been returned to Maryland and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (August 19  11:41 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect who is responsible for the homicide in Catonsville yesterday as 18-year-old Muhammad Hasnet Shakeelabassi. He is the victim’s son and lived in the home.

Just before noon yesterday, police responded to a home in the 1000 block of Southridge Road 21228 for a call coded as a cardiac arrest. When they arrived at the scene, they found the victim, 50-year-old Shakeel Ahmed Abbasi suffering from traumatic injuries. He was declared deceased at the scene.

Detectives were able to find evidence of stab wounds and bludgeoning. An autopsy will be conducted today to determine an official cause and manner of death.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that the victim’s wife received a call from a relative in New Jersey asking her to check on the victim. The relative in New Jersey has received a text message from Muhammad Hasnet Shakeelabbasi asking them to check on the victim. When the victim’s wife went to check on him, she found him not moving and covered with blood so she called 911. The call was dispatched as a cardiac arrest because of how dispatch software coded the call.

Shakeelabassi had been home earlier in the day but was now missing along with the victim’s vehicle, a Honda van. Shakeelabassi was located at approximately 5:30 p.m. along with the victim’s van at a rest stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bowmansville, Pennsylvania.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Muhammad Hasnet Shakeelabassi charging him with first-degree murder.

Shakeelabassi remains in Pennsylvania awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

UPDATE (August 18  9:47 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the homicide victim from the 1000 block of Southridge Road as 50-year-old Shakeel Ahmed Abbasi.

Police have taken one suspect, who was known to the victim, into custody in connection with this incident. Formal charges have not yet been filed.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Original release (August 18  1:37 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a homicide in the 1000 block of Southridge Road, 21228.

Officers were dispatched at 11:48 a.m. for a report of cardiac arrest. When they arrived at the residence, they found an adult male with traumatic injuries. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.

The Homicide unit is on scene investigating. Detectives believe that this is a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Update, December 3, 2014:

Two suspects have been charged in this case: Jatwan Derek Boston, 24, of the 4300 block of Parkton St., 21229; and David Orlando Grant, 32, of the 1500 block of W. Penrose St., 21214. Both are charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, first degree burglary and other charges.

Original article:

A 33-year-old Catonsville man was seriously injured Saturday night, November 29, when he was shot and stabbed in an apparent home invasion robbery.

Officers responded to a home in the 300 block of Suter Road, 21228, at 10:09 p.m. The victim, suffering from a gunshot wound, told police he lived next door and had run to a neighbor's house for help.

The ongoing investigation reveals that several male suspects forced their way into the victim's home, assaulted the victim with a gun and a knife and shot him several times. The suspects stole various personal items. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.

Detectives are investigating whether this was a targeted crime.

The unmarked Baltimore City Police vehicle stolen on Friday in Catonsville has been recovered. Police recovered the vehicle in the 900 block of Fordwood Circle in Catonsville the same day at 6:00 p.m. after a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle in the area.

At 6:41 a.m. that morning, Baltimore County Police responded to the 300 block of Orley Road in Catonsville for a vehicle theft report.

The complainant advised that he was a Baltimore City Police Officer and that his assigned unmarked police vehicle had been stolen. He had parked the vehicle in front of the location on April 10 at 10:30 p.m.. On April 11 at 6:40 a.m. when he returned to where he had parked the vehicle, it was gone.

The stolen Baltimore City Police Vehicle is a Silver 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

The items listed below were in the vehicle when it was stolen. There were no firearms or explosive items in the vehicle.


• Police taser
• Police radio
• Three bags containing miscellaneous police equipment
• Two magazines containing a total of 28 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
• OC spray (Mace)
• Police soft vest
• Police riot helmet
• SWAT vest

These items were in the vehicle when it was recovered.

The Regional Auto Theft Task Force is conducting a follow-up investigation into this incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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