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Update, 4/17/17, 3 p.m.

The man found dead in the 5200 block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228, has been identified. He is Deron Deandre Barnes, 34, of the 4800 block of Claybury Ave., 21206.

Barnes is the suspect in the Baltimore Police Department's investigation into the domestic-related homicide of a pregnant woman killed in the city yesterday.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Update, 4/17/17, 12 noon:

Baltimore County Police, working in cooperation with the Baltimore Police Department, have confirmed that the man found dead Sunday night in the 5200 block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228, is the suspect in the weekend murder of a pregnant woman in Baltimore City.

The man's identity has not yet been released. He suffered traumatic injuries; the state Medical Examiner will rule on the manner of death.

BCoPD officers found the man, unresponsive, in a parking lot behind a building around 7:45 p.m. Baltimore County EMS personnel pronounced him dead at 7:52 p.m.

This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Update- 4/17/17 10:00 a.m.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a body located in the 5200-block of Baltimore National Pike, 21229, last night.

Investigators await the results of an autopsy to be performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Based on evidence gained at this time, police are classifying the incident as a suspicious death. More information will be released once available.

Original Release- 4/16/17

County police are investigating a homicide and possible shooting from this evening. Just before 8:30p.m., police were called to the 5200-block of Baltimore National Pike, 21229.

When officers arrived they located a man lying on the ground who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Detectives are unable to confirm the cause of the victim's death at this time. 

In a separate, unrelated incident the same night,  just before 10 p.m., county investigators were notified to respond to a local hospital for a shooting victim. Police hope to gain additional information after speaking with the victim. More details will be provided once available. 

If anyone has information concerning either the homicide or shooting, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Just after 1:30 a.m. on March 17, 2017, Baltimore County Police received a call for a shooting in a parking lot in the 7200-block of Windsor Mill Road, 21244. Upon arrival, officers found a victim lying on the parking lot across from the Windsor Inn.

The man was shot multiple times to the upper body and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Baltimore County Fire personnel.

The victim has been identified as Bernie Maurice Slater, 24, of the 4000-block of Massachusetts Avenue, 21229.

If anyone has information concerning the murder of Mr. Slater, please contact Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.  

UPDATE (March 6, 2017 1:30 p.m.):

The suspect in last night’s homicide on Kirkwall Court has been identified as Devin Scott Vallade II, the victim’s 19-year-old son.

Father and son were involved in an argument that escalated when the suspect retrieved his father’s handgun and confronted him, shooting him once in the upper body. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Baltimore County Fire personnel.

Vallade was taken into custody at the scene and is charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Murder and is being held on a no-bail status.

Original Release (March 6, 2017  12:24 a.m.):

On March 5, 2017 just before 10 p.m., County police received a call for a shooting inside a house in the 8100-block of Kirkwall Court, 21286.

When officers arrived, they found the victim on the upper level of the house suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as Devin Vallade, 46, of the 8100-block of Kirkwall Court, 21286.

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

More information will be provided after detectives file charges in this case. 

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016