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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. 


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. 

Baltimore County Police have arrested a suspect in an early morning double shooting in Lansdowne. ​

The initial investigation indicates that two men were changing a tire on the parking lot of Gateway Tavern in the 3500 block of Annapolis Road in Lansdowne around 2:28 a.m. when they were approached by the suspect. A verbal argument ensued which resulted in the suspect pulling out a handgun and shooting at the two men, then fleeing the scene.

Police and EMS responded to the scene. Both victims, ages 31 and 35, were transported to an area hospital with gunshot wounds, but both are expected to survive their injuries.

The suspect was quickly located nearby and taken into custody. He is identified as Errol Dean Davenport (56) of the 4000 block of McDowell Lane in Lansdowne. He is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and other associated charges. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this incident.

Revised September 27, 2016