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Photo of David Paul Thomas, charged with manslaughter.The victim from the Dundalk homicide has been identified as Richard William Zenobia, 35, of the 3300-block of North Point Road, 21222. 

The suspect has been identified as David Paul Thomas, 16, of the 2800-block of Henley Avenue, 21001. Thomas has been charged as an adult with one count of manslaughter. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a denied bail status. His booking photo is posted to the left.

 

Original Release:

Baltimore County Police are investigating the homicide of a 35-year-old man in the Dundalk area. On January 7 at 6:50 p.m., County police responded to the 3300-block of North Point Road, 21222 for an assault call. When officers arrived they found the 35-year-old victim lying in the back yard of the house, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The man was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased just after 9:30 p.m.

Police determined that the man was involved in an argument with his live-in girlfriend. The argument continued into the backyard of the house between the man and his girlfriend’s 16-year-old son. During the fight between the man and his girlfriend’s son, the 16-year-old produced a knife and stabbed the man several times.

The 16-year-old is awaiting a bail hearing at this time. The names of the victim and suspect will be released once the suspect is officially charged with this incident. 

UPDATE (December 28, 2016  2:32 p.m.):

After a review by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney, the Baltimore County Police Department has released video from two Body Worn Cameras worn by officers during the December 23 incident in which a man was shot by an officer after he moved at police in a threatening manner.

Just before 11:00 p.m. on December 23, Baltimore County Police officers responded to an apartment in the 4600 block of Debilen Circle 21208 for a disturbance call. Officers knocked on the door of the apartment, which was the source of the call.

A man answered the door with a knife in his hand and moved towards the officers in a threatening manner. One of the officers fired his service weapon at the suspect, striking him once in the upper body.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He has also been charged with several counts of first-degree assault.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit investigates all police involved shootings. After the investigation is complete, the incident will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The officer involved in the shooting will be on administrative status while the incident is being reviewed.

The Body Worn Camera footage can be found on the Baltimore County Police Department YouTube Channel at the links below.

Officer Remmers’ Body Worn Camera footage.

Body Worn Camera footage from another officer.

UPDATE (December 27, 2016 10:20 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the officer involved in the shooting incident December 23 in Pikesville as Officer Remmers, a 7-year-veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department assigned to the Pikesville Precinct. He has not been involved in any previous shooting incidents.

The suspect shot in this incident has been identified as 48-year-old Bryant Junious Palmer who resided in the apartment where the incident occurred. He has been charged via an arrest warrant with three counts of first-degree assault and related charges. Bail information and Palmer’s current condition are not known at this time.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit. After the investigation is complete, the incident will be reviewed by the Baltimore County States Attorney’s Office.

UPDATE (December 24, 2016 11:40 a.m.):

The suspect shot by County Police suffered non-life threatening injuries and is expected to survive. He continues to receive treatment at Sinai Hospital

Original release (December 24, 2016  2:56 a.m.):

Just before 11:00  p.m. on December 23, Baltimore County officers responded to the 4600 block of Debilen Circle, 21208 for a disturbance call. Officers knocked on the door of the apartment, which was the source of the call. A man answered the door with a knife in his hand. After exchanging word, the man moved towards the officers in a threatening manner. One of the officers fired his service weapon at the suspect. The man suffered a single wound to the upper body and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect's current condition is unknown. The officer will be placed on routine administrative leave. The investigation will be reviewed by the State's Attorney's office, once its completed. 

Booking photo of Franklin Rider, 19, arrested for assaulting a police officer.A police officer from Precinct 1/Wilkens was injured yesterday when he was assaulted by an armed suspect in the 1900 block of Halethorpe Ave., 21227.

The officer was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with injuries sustained when the suspect -- Franklin A. Rider, 19, of the 1900 block of Halethorpe Ave.,  punched him repeatedly in the face with a closed fist.

Rider is charged with first degree assault, assault on a police officer and other offenses. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Police were called to the Halethorpe Avenue location at about 6:30 p.m. for a call of a disturbance. Rider's mother told police that her son was "destroying the house." The suspect, Rider, fled when police called out to him, and when officers caught up with him outside the home they saw what appeared to be a handgun in one of his hands and a knife in the other. The suspect dropped the weapons when ordered by police and immediately began physically to assault one of the officers. The officer used pepper spray to subdue the suspect so he could be placed under arrest.

The weapons -- initially believed to be a knife and a small handgun -- were a pair of scissors and a lighter shaped like a handgun. The investigation found that the suspect was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The injured officer is a 3 1/2 year-veteran of BCoPD, Officer First Class J. Myers. He has been released from the hospital and continues to recuperate.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016