UPDATE (July 22 3:14 p.m.):
Baltimore County Police have released further details about the nature of the relationship between the suspect, 40-year-old Deidra Veella Griffin, and the victim, 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr.
Griffin had lived in Maryland for several years and became involved in a relationship with Paye during that time. Griffin and Paye have a child in common, a male less than one year old. Griffin moved to Michigan while still pregnant with the child.
Investigators also learned that there had been a custody dispute in Michigan involving the child.
When police arrested Griffin at her home on Monday, they also recovered evidence in connection with the homicide investigation.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.
UPDATE (July 22 9:10 a.m.):
Baltimore County Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Michigan woman in connection with the July 1 shooting in Randallstown that left a man deceased.
The arrest warrant charges 40-year-old Deidra Veella Griffin of the 2100 block of Midland Avenue 48706 with first-degree murder and handgun violations.
Griffin was taken into custody around 5 p.m. Monday at her Bay City, Michigan home. She remains in Michigan awaiting extradition to Maryland.
Just before 8 p.m. on July 1, police responded to a home in the 4300 block of Travancore Road 21133 to check on a subject. When officers arrived at the home, they found 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr deceased on the floor. He had suffered at least one gunshot wound.
The investigation led detectives to identify Griffin as the suspect responsible for the homicide. She had previously been in a relationship with Paye when she lived in Maryland.
Original release (July 2):
Baltimore County Police are investigating a homicide in Randallstown.
On July 1 at 7:57 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 4300 block of Travancore Road 21133 to check on a subject. The caller into 911 had not heard from a resident at the location and wanted police to check on him.
When officers arrived at the home, they found 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr deceased on the floor. He had suffered at least one gunshot wound.
This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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