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Updated Release 9/25/16 1:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have identified the second man involved in the September 23rd robbery of a Pikesville bank. Michael Eugene Stratton, 45, of the 500-block of West Presstman Street, 21217 has been charged with two counts of robbery. Stratton is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status. This suspect is believed to have been involved in several bank robberies in the Baltimore area during the month of September. More information will be release as it becomes available. 

Below is the booking picture of Michael Eugene Stratton: 

Updated Release 9/24/16 6:30 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have identified the man who was killed during the September 23rd robbery of a Pikesville bank. Oddis Bernard Colvin, Jr, 33, of the 8400 blk Winands Rd, 21208, was pronounced deceased shortly after the incident. An officer fired his service weapon when the vehicle operated by Colvin drove towards the officer. Additional information will be released once it becomes available. 

Original Release 9/23/16 3:00 p.m.

A suspect who had just participated in a Pikesville bank robbery was fatally shot by police this afternoon as he and a second suspect fled the scene in a car.

Both suspects are male. The suspect who was fatally shot was driving the car. The second suspect -- believed by police to be the "Aviator" serial bank robber wanted by the FBI --  suffered non-life threatening injuries; charges against him are pending.

The robbery occurred at 1:08 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank in the 1500 block of Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. Information that the suspects had fled the scene in a vehicle was transmitted immediately to law enforcement. Officers shut down traffic in the area of Old Court and Falls roads in order to impede the suspects' flight along a likely escape route.

The investigation by the Homicide Unit is in its preliminary stages. This preliminary investigation indicates that officers were on foot on Old Court Road along the line of stopped traffic when a Ford Taurus traveling east on Old Court pulled out of the line of stopped traffic, crossed the center line and drove toward one of the officers. At about 1:20 p.m., as the vehicle was coming toward the officer, the officer fired into the front windshield of the car, striking the driver.

The car went through the intersection with Falls Road, continuing onto Ruxton Road and striking a civilian vehicle. This vehicle in turn struck a second civilian vehicle. No serious injuries are reported to the people in these vehicles.

The bank robbery was committed by passing a note, a common tactic among bank robbers. Police recovered money and bank property from the Taurus. Police have not recovered a weapon from the suspects or the suspect vehicle.

An administrative review is conducted for all police-involved shootings. The officer who fired his weapon will be placed on administrative status, a standard procedure. BCoPD intends to release his last name about 48 hours after the shooting, in accordance with its agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4.

In addition to the  Homicide investigation and the administrative review, the Baltimore County Firearms Discharge Review Board examines every shot fired by police for compliance with agency policy.

There is body camera footage from a responding officer at this scene. This footage does not capture the shooting itself. The officer who fired his weapon was not equipped with a camera; BCoPD's body camera program launched in July, and to date about 100 of the more than 1,400 officers who eventually will wear them have been assigned cameras.

UPDATE (September 15, 2016  8:31 a.m.):

A suspect has been charged in connection with a fatal August 5 shooting in Randallstown.

Just before 6 p.m. August 5, police responded to Fat Daddy’s Crabs in the 9000 block of Liberty Rd 21133 for a report of a person who had fallen. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation of this incident indicates that the victim, 32-year-old Daniel Anthony Lyles of Parkville, worked at Fat Daddy’s Crabs. Lyles became involved in an argument with the business owner, 44-year-old Kresslin Vondez Clark Sr. During the argument, Clark shot Lyles once in the upper body.

Clark told police that Lyles came toward him and threatened to kill him while reaching into his waistband.

A folding knife was later found clipped to the front area of Lyles’ belt.

On September 7, Clark was indicted by a Baltimore County Grand Jury for second-degree murder and related charges. He was released on $250,000 bail.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

 

Booking Photograph of Kresslin Vondez Clark Sr

UPDATE (August 6, 2016  12:31 p.m.):

The victim in this case has been identified as 32-year-old Daniel Anthony Lyles of Parkville.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (August 5, 2016  8:54 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Friday night shooting in Randallstown that left a man deceased.

Just before 6 p.m., police responded to Fat Daddy’s Crabs in the 9000 block of Liberty Rd 21133 for a report of a person that had fallen. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is investigating. Detectives believe that the shooting occurred during an argument.

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

A homeowner was shot multiple times in the upper body after investigating a knock at his back door Monday evening.

Police responded to the 7900 block of Eastdale Road in Dundalk at approximately 8:20 p.m. after receiving a call for a shooting. The victim, a 35-year-old man, told police that he was shot by an unknown assailant after hearing a knock at his back door and seeing an unknown subject outside the door.

The suspect fled the scene and remains outstanding at this time.

The victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this crime.

Reward Offered

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:
www.metrocrimestoppers.org

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016