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.