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UPDATE (June 30  2:16 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a homicide on Cameron Drive in Dundalk.

Michael Anthony Huth (58) of the 2100 block of Cameron Drive 21222 has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police responded to an apartment in the 2100 block of Cameron Drive just after 1 p.m. Monday afternoon after receiving a call from a concerned family member who asked police to check on a resident. When police and maintenance staff entered the apartment, 59-year-old John Thornton was found with trauma to his upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that Huth and Thorton lived in the apartment together for approximately six years. Huth had approached Thornton with a baseball bat and struck him multiple times in the upper body. Exactly what prompted the assault remains unknown.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph for Michael Anthony Huth

Original release (June 29  10:21 p.m.):

Just after 1:00 p.m. on June 29, Baltimore County Police received a call to check on a person in an apartment in the 2100 block of Cameron Drive, 21222. When officers entered the apartment, they found a man suffering from significant injuries. The man was pronounced deceased by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel at 1:51 p.m. The victim was identified as John Thomas Thornton (59) of the 2100 block of Cameron Drive, 21222.

Homicide investigators were able to identify and arrest a suspect a few hours later. The suspect has not been officially charged, therefore additional details cannot be released at this time. Police do believe that the victim was targeted. Additional information may be released once charges are filed by detectives.


If anyone has any information concerning this homicide, please contact the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

A shooting in Parkville last night has left a man deceased.

At 6:31 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the 1000 block of Pleasant Oaks Road 21234 for a report of a subject lying next to a building. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the Sinai Trauma Center where he was declared deceased.

Investigators believe that the victim, 29-year-old Bruce Wayne of the 1000 block of Pleasant Oaks Road 21234, was targeted and there is no danger to the community. Further details about the investigation are not available at this time.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

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

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UDPATE (June 4):

Robert McCann, the man charged in connection with a 2011 fire that left his mother deceased, has been returned to Maryland. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Booking Photograph of Robert McCann

Original release (May 29):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the August 2011 fire in Halethorpe that left a woman deceased. The suspect is the victim’s son.

On August 25, 2011 at 2:41 a.m., Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to a home in the 2200 block of Alletta Avenue 21227 for a report of a fire. When fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found fire and smoke coming from the home.

When police arrived on the scene, they met with 58-year-old Robert McCann, a resident of the home who had been sitting in a vehicle in the driveway. McCann, who had minor burns and soot on his hands, clothing, and face, told them that his mother was still inside the home.

When firefighters searched the home, they found 90-year-old Edna Marie McCann in a bedroom. She was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation of the fire by the Baltimore County Police Department indicated that Robert McCann had intentionally started the fire. A warrant was obtained for his arrest on May 14 of this year.

Robert McCann moved to Delaware after the fire. The Delaware State Police took him into custody Thursday morning. He is currently in Delaware awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

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