UPDATE (September 11):
Baltimore County Police have charged four men in connection with the August 17 shooting at the Welcome Inn that left a man deceased.
Umar Hydeem Amin Foust (22) of the 4700 block of Wards Chapel Road 21117
Nathaniel Martin Lawrence (20) of the 5800 block of Waycross Road 21206
Pompey Olivon Lawrence (21) of no fixed address
Jermell Lamont Foster (19) of the Unit block of Mercury Court 21234
Umar Hydeem Amin Foust, Nathaniel Martin Lawrence, and Pompey Olivon Lawrence are charged with first degree murder. Jermell Lamont Foster is charged with first degree murder, use of a handgun during a felony, and a handgun violation. All four men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Just before 11 p.m. on August 17, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Welcome Inn (8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234) for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving at the location, officers discovered 30-year-old Ramel Keith Baker lying in an alley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was declared deceased.
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim was in an alley when he was approached and shot by the suspects. Investigators believe that the victim and the suspects were involved in some sort of on-going dispute.
Booking photo of Jermell Lamont Foster
Booking photo for Pompey Olivon Lawrence
Booking photo of Nathaniel Martin Lawrence
Booking photo of Umar Hydeem Amin Foust
Original release (August 18):
At 10:48 p.m. Sunday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234 for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving at the location, officers discovered an adult male victim lying in an alley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was declared deceased. He has been identified as 30-year-old Ramel Keith Baker of the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234.
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim was in an alley when he was approached and shot by the suspect.
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 Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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