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UPDATE (July 5, 2017 11:01 a.m.):

Police have charged Raymond Vladas Armalis Jr. (37) of the 1000 block of South Beechfield Avenue, 21229 with 1st and 2nd Degree murder in the shooting death of a man in Arbutus last night.

The victim is identified as Charles Edward Watson Jr. (46) of the 700 block of North Ashburton Street in Baltimore, 21216.

The victim was visiting his girlfriend when Armalis arrived home just before 8 p.m., and the two men began to argue outside of the home. At some point Armalis went inside and retrieved a gun, walked back outside and immediately shot the victim at least once in the upper body. A neighbor called 9-1-1. Police arrived and took Armalis into custody without incident.

First arriving officers began life-saving efforts on the victim, who was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma, but he was later pronounced deceased.


Armalis is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status.

Original Release (July 4, 2017 11:29 p.m.):

Police are investigating after a man was shot earlier this evening following an argument with the suspect.

The 37-year-old suspect was taken into custody at the scene after police were called for a shooting in the 1000 block of South Beechfield Avenue in Arbutus, 21229. The victim, who is known to the suspect, was shot at least once in the upper body, suffering a life-threatening injury.

Police are withholding the name of the suspect pending formal charges.

Baltimore County Police have made two arrests in connection with three homicides committed in Baltimore County during the months of May and June.

Terica Antoinette Evans (30) and Derrick Ramont Simmons (24), both of the unit block of Glyndale Court in Reisterstown, 21136, are charged with three counts of 1st Degree Murder each and other related charges in connection with the murders of Angel Luis Mendez Crespo (27) and Edgardo Castro Estremera (30) at the Motel 6 in Woodlawn on June 17 (read release here), and in connection with the murder of Kyle Jovan Fulton (24), who was gunned down near the intersection of Liberty Road at Liberty Place in Windsor Mill on May 24 (read release here).

Detectives were able to link Evans and Simmons to both incidents based on similarities in the crimes captured by area surveillance videos. Both are held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status pending trial.

Police from the Dundalk precinct responded to the area of Avondale Road and William Wade Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night after receiving several 9-1-1 calls for gunshots heard in the area.

Police located one victim, a 17-year-old male, already undergoing treatment at a local hospital. The victim advised that he was struck in the upper body after hearing gunshots, but did not see any suspect in the area at the time it occurred. The victim is in good condition and expected to be released from the hospital today.

The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

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Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

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Revised June 27, 2017