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UPDATE (July 19, 2016  9:35 a.m.):

Jared Demetrius Fox returned home unharmed.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared his information.

Original release (July 16, 2016  2:29 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing 17-year-old from the Middle River area.

Jared Demetrius Fox is an African American male, 5’11”, 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He should be wearing a white v-neck Ralph Lauren Shirt, blue jeans, and black Nike shoes with a white Nike stripe.

Fox was last seen today at 2 p.m. at his home in the 700 block of Northrop Lane 21220. He left the location after arguing with his mother and reportedly made a comment about hurting himself.

It is not known where Fox might have gone and attempts to locate him have not been successful so far.

Anyone with information on Jared Demetrius Fox is asked to call the Essex Precinct at 410-887-0220.

UPDATE (July 7, 2016  8:07 a.m.):

Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit have charged a suspect in connection with a January homicide in Essex.
 
Just before 2 a.m. on January 26, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Unit block of Valley Arbor Court 21221 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two men that had been shot. Both were transported to area hospitals where one of them died.
 
The man who died was identified as 25-year-old Antonio David Truesdale of the 1100 block of Sandstone Road 21221. The other man was treated at an area hospital and later released.
 
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that Truesdale and another man were involved in an interaction with two male suspects. During that interaction, at least one of the suspects shot both men.
 
Further investigation led detectives to identify 21-year-old Sadiq Torrez Heyward (no fixed address) as the person responsible for this crime. Heyward has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives are continue working to identify the second suspect.
   
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
     
 
Booking Photograph of Sadiq Torrez Heyward

Original release (January 26, 2016  9:45 a.m.):

At 1:55 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Unit block of Valley Arbor Court 21221 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two men that had been shot. Both were transported to area hospitals where one of them died.
 
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that two men were involved in some sort of interaction with two suspects. During that interaction, at least one of the suspects shot both men.
 
The deceased man has been identified as 25-year-old Antonio David Truesdale of the 1100 block of Sandstone Road 21221.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine the exact cause of the shooting but they do not believe that there is any danger to the community.
 
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

Original release (June 22, 2016  8:17 a.m.):

A 14-year-old boy from Essex has died after being found unresponsive in the deep end of a pool.

Police responded to the Harbor Point Estates Community Pool in the unit block of Nerbay Road 21221 just before 9:30 p.m. Monday night. When they arrived on the scene, they found an unresponsive boy next to the pool. He was transported to Franklin Square Hospital and then transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died Tuesday morning.

The boy has been identified as 14-year-old Meshach Praise Massally of the 1100 block of Middleborough Road 21221.

The investigation into this indicated that Massally and other juveniles had entered the pool area after hours. Some people got into the pool while others threw pool furniture in. Massally, who could not swim, had been in the shallow end of the pool. He was later found in the deep end of the pool and pulled from the water.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit investigates all sudden deaths of juveniles.

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016