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UPDATE (July 22  3:14 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released further details about the nature of the relationship between the suspect, 40-year-old Deidra Veella Griffin, and the victim, 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr.

Griffin had lived in Maryland for several years and became involved in a relationship with Paye during that time. Griffin and Paye have a child in common, a male less than one year old. Griffin moved to Michigan while still pregnant with the child.

Investigators also learned that there had been a custody dispute in Michigan involving the child.

When police arrested Griffin at her home on Monday, they also recovered evidence in connection with the homicide investigation.

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

UPDATE (July 22  9:10 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Michigan woman in connection with the July 1 shooting in Randallstown that left a man deceased.

The arrest warrant charges 40-year-old Deidra Veella Griffin of the 2100 block of Midland Avenue 48706 with first-degree murder and handgun violations.

Griffin was taken into custody around 5 p.m. Monday at her Bay City, Michigan home. She remains in Michigan awaiting extradition to Maryland.

Just before 8 p.m. on July 1, police responded to a home in the 4300 block of Travancore Road 21133 to check on a subject. When officers arrived at the home, they found 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr deceased on the floor. He had suffered at least one gunshot wound.

The investigation led detectives to identify Griffin as the suspect responsible for the homicide. She had previously been in a relationship with Paye when she lived in Maryland.

Original release (July 2):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a homicide in Randallstown.

On July 1 at 7:57 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 4300 block of Travancore Road 21133 to check on a subject. The caller into 911 had not heard from a resident at the location and wanted police to check on him.

When officers arrived at the home, they found 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr deceased on the floor. He had suffered at least one gunshot wound.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

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

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting in Loch Raven Village that left a man injured.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that just after 6 p.m., the victim was in his apartment in the 8200 block of Loch Raven Boulevard 21286. Multiple suspects forced their way into the apartment and demanded money. The victim became involved in a struggle with the suspects and was shot once in the upper body during that struggle. The suspects fled the scene without taking anything.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

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

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in Rosedale that left one man deceased and another injured.

Police were called to the 5600 block of Daybreak Terrace 21206 around 9:30 p.m. last night for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that two men were in front of a home when armed suspects approached them and opened fire.

One man was shot once in the mid body. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown. The other man was shot multiple times in the upper body. He was taken to an area hospital when he was later declared deceased.

The deceased victim has been identified as 37-year-old Chester William Zakroski III of the 5600 block of Daybreak Terrace 21206.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives believe that at least one of the victims was targeted.

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

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