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The officer involved in this shooting has been identified as Officer Downs, assigned to Precinct 6/Towson. He joined BCoPD in June 2013 and has no prior combat shootings.

Original release:

On April 12, 2017 just before 4:30 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for a suspect breaking into cars in the area of Hillendale Road and Northview Road, 21234.

A Baltimore County officer arrived in the area of the call and observed a man attempting to conceal himself from the officer's view, turning his back towards the officer. The officer approached the man and called out to him. As the officer walked in his direction, the man turned around facing the officer and reached for a gun inside of the waistband of his pants. The officer observed the suspect reaching for the gun and yelled for the man to stop. The suspect continued to pull the gun and the officer fired multiple shots from his service weapon.

The suspect was struck and suffered a wound to the lower body. A handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting. 

The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment. The suspect's condition is unknown at this time.

The Baltimore County Police Department is conducting its investigation and will submit the case to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office for their review. 

Updates will be provided as additional information is made available. 

A young man was discovered deceased in the rear yard of his Parkville area townhome by a relative early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Dartmouth Avenue in Precinct 6 around 1:16 a.m. after a relative returning home found the man in the yard. He is identified as 18-year-old Emmanuel Ime Enyam. The initial investigation reveals he suffered at least one gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are unsure how long the man was there before he was discovered.

Baltimore County Homicide detectives continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

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