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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.

UPDATE (June 12, 2017 6:58 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the two people involved in this morning's murder-suicide in Catonsville.

Jenna Lilly (28) and Christopher Cleaver (33), both of the 2100 block of Rockwell Court, were engaged to be married. Police believe Cleaver killed his fiancé, as well as the family dog, a black Labrador Retriever puppy, before turning the gun on himself.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Original Release (June 12, 2017 3 p.m.):

Police have discovered the bodies of a man and a woman inside a home in the 2100 block of Rockwell Court following an hours-long barricade in Catonsville.

Police were initially dispatched around 10:19 a.m. after a 3rd-party caller informed 911 that they believed there was a suicidal subject inside the home with a gun. Police initiated a barricade situation, closing surrounding roadways, while they attempted to investigate and resolve the situation. Once police were able to safely enter the dwelling they discovered the bodies of both victims, which have not yet been identified.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident as a murder-suicide, and to determine the relationship between the deceased man and woman.

UPDATE (March 27 3:55 p.m.):

Two suspects have been charged in a shooting that occurred on Lakebrook Circle in Lansdown Saturday night.

Willie Edward Bulls III, 27, of the 4000 block of Wilsby Avenue in Baltimore City and Jamal Akeen Flowers, 27, of the 3300 block of Lawnview Avenue in Baltimore City are both charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, and the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony/Violent Crime. Both are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police responded to the area of Lakebrook Circle and Charleston Avenue around 9:54 p.m. Saturday night when a citizen called 9-1-1 after hearing gunshots fired. Shortly thereafter a 22-year-old man walked in to St. Agnes Hospital suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the lower body. The victim told police that he was shot while walking in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle after being approached by one of the suspects. Both suspects then fled the scene. Police secured the crime scene and quickly developed suspect information. Both suspects were arrested and charged Sunday morning.

Original Release (March 26, 2017 1:32 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate after a man walked in to a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

Police were called to the hospital for a man suffering a gunshot wound to the lower body around 9:53 p.m. on Saturday night. They have been able to determine that the victim, an adult male, was outside in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in Lansdown when he was shot. He is expected to survive his injuries. Police are still uncertain of the circumstances surrounding the shooting but believe the victim was targeted.

The suspect remains unidentified at this time.

This crime continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

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.

Revised June 27, 2017