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UPDATE (December 23, 2015, 11:15 a.m.):

The second suspect in this liquor store robbery has been charged with armed robbery, first degree assault and related charges. He is Hayes Sample Jr., 25, of the 600 block of W. Hoffman St., 21201.

He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $3.5 million bail. His booking photo is posted below.

UPDATE (December 8, 2015  4:03 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released information on two of the handguns involved in this case.

The handgun used by the store clerk was legally purchased and registered to him. The handgun used by the suspect the clerk shot did not show as being reported stolen when databases were checked. The gun is an older model and further investigation is being done dy detectives.

UPDATE (December 8, 2015  8:37 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified a robbery suspect that died after being shot by a liquor store clerk Monday night as 25-year-old Claude Edward Mayo of the 900 block of Arlington Avenue 21217.

Just before 7 p.m., Mayo and a second suspect entered Towson Wine and Spirits in the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue 21204. Both suspects displayed handguns and announced a robbery. Mayo aimed his handgun at the clerk’s head at which time; the clerk produced a handgun and shot Mayo multiple times.

Mayo and the second suspect both fled the store without getting anything. Mayo collapsed close by and the second suspect continued to flee on foot.

Mayo was declared deceased at the scene. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. Police recovered Mayo’s handgun.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit with assistance from the Robbery Unit. When the investigation is complete, the report will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (December 7, 2015  9:55 p.m.):

A suspect who attempted to rob a Towson  liquor store is deceased after being shot by the clerk.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday night, two male suspects entered Towson Wine & Spirits in the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue 21204 and announced a robbery.  One of the suspects produced a handgun at that time.

Instead of retrieving money out of the register, the clerk produced his own handgun.  The clerk, a 68-year-old man, shot one of the suspects multiple times in the upper body.  Both suspects fled the liquor store on foot.  The injured suspect collapsed a short distance from the liquor store, while the other suspect continued to flee on foot from the area and was still outstanding at the time of this release.

The injured suspect was declared deceased at the scene. Police continue to search the area for the second suspect; there is no description at this time.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide and Robbery units.

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

Booking photo of Hayes Sample Jr.

Booking photo of Hayes Sample Jr., charged in the robbery of a Towson liquor store.

The Baltimore County Police Department’s 138th Recruit Class graduation will take place Thursday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Loch Raven Senior High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue 21286.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief James Johnson will present the awards. The Chief and Mr. Charles W. Rapp, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, will present the diplomas to the recruits. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the County Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office and Rabbi Norman Lowenthal will preside over the benediction and adjournment.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will spend the next two years in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

32 Police Officers, Two Cecil County Deputies Will Be Sworn In

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments.

Precinct 1/Wilkens

Stephanie M. Amer
Jessica V. Calle
Tyler J. Janowitz
Melvin B. Koromah
Andre F. Baldwin Jr.
Vincent E. Moore
Anthony D. Cardano
Marco A. Escobar

Precinct 2/Woodlawn

Ronee A. Simmons
Eric C. Nash
Ashley K. Vandervall
Amanda K. Ackerman
Nicholas M. Crump
Monetta O. Carter

Precinct 6/Towson

Dona L. Carter
Julia Rastas
Paul A. Swaby Jr.
Sarah D. Troyer
William A. Downs Jr.
Kevin T. Davis Jr.

Precinct 7/Cockeysville

Matthew D. Green
Chad D. Farmer Jr.

Precinct 9/White Marsh

Christopher J. Ross

Precinct 11/Essex

Ryan A. Kosmicky
Kristen E. Bostedo
Joshua A. Deems
Garrett A. Ingegno
Victoria J. Hawkins

Precinct 12/North Point

Dion D. Johnson
Eric M. Collins
Keith Campbell
James T. Heimiller

Cecil County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Joseph M. Cunningham
Deputy Scott M. Jones

Photo of armed suspect in shooting at Loch Raven 7-Eleven.Baltimore County Police have released a photo of the armed robbery suspect, posted to the left, involved in shooting a clerk at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Pleasant Plains Road.

This incident remains an open investigation. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the video. He is described as a male with a light complexion.

Identity of Another Man in Store is Sought

In addition, detectives are looking to identify another man who was in the store at the time of the shooting, as he might have additional details about the crime. A photo of the man wearing a red jacket is posted below.

Photo of a man who may have details in the case as he was inside the store during the shooting.At 7:29 p.m. on December 8, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8621 Pleasant Plains Road in Loch Raven for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered an adult male employee suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The investigation into this incident indicated that the employee was in the store when he was shot by the suspect. The suspect fled the area in an unknown direction.

The Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit is actively investigating this incident.

Reward Offered

The Baltimore County Police Department is asking anyone with information about this crime to contact detectives at 410-307-2020.

Tips can be submitted to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS," or email a tip to www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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