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Original release (February 5,2016  9:01 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a December 31 robbery in Owings Mills.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that on December 31, 2015 between 10:30 and 11 p.m., the victim, a 31-year-old woman, went into the store portion of an Exxon station in the 10500 block of Reisterstown Road 21117. She presented the cashier a $100 bill to get changed, but the cashier could not change the bill so she left. A man behind her in line followed her outside and said that he could change her $100 bill. The man then grabbed the $100 bill from her hand and ran off without giving her anything. She tried to grab him, but he pushed her down and tried to take her purse but was not successful.

An image of the man was captured on the store’s video surveillance system.

This incident is under investigation by the Franklin / Precinct 3 Investigative Services Team.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-887-6979.


UPDATE (February 5, 2016  9:36 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect and the victim from a homicide on Gum Rd in Dundalk Wednesday.
 
At approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, an officer on patrol encountered 54-year-old Gary Burns walking in the middle of North Point Road. Gary Burns had a laceration on his hand and told the officer that he had been in a fight with his brother in their home in the 7600 block of Gum Road 21222.
 
When officers went to the home, they found his brother, 57-year-old Lawrence William Burns, suffering from multiple stab wounds and other injuries. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he died.
 
Gary burns was also transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment.
 
The investigation indicated that Gary Burns and Lawrence William Burns, had been involved in an altercation in their home. During the altercation, Gary Burns stabbed Lawrence William Burns multiple times.
 
Gary Burns has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Gary Burns

UPDATE (February 5, 2016  7:59 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released updated information on the Wednesday morning homicide in Dundalk.
 
At approximately 6:30 a.m., Wednesday morning, an officer on patrol encountered a 54-year-old man walking in the middle of North Point Road. The man had a laceration on his hand and said that he had been in a fight with another person in his home in the 7600 block of Gum Road 21222.
 
When officers went to the home, they found 57-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds and other injuries. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he died.
 
The 54-year-old man was also transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment.
 
The investigation indicated that the two men, had been involved in an altercation in their home. During the altercation, the 54-year-old man stabbed the 57-year-old man multiple times.
 
The names of both men will be released after the suspect has had a bail hearing.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Original release (February 3, 2016  3:42 p.m.):

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 57-year-old man killed this morning in Dundalk during an altercation with another man.

The name of the victim will be released after family notifications are made. The suspect is in custody; his name will be released after charges formally are filed.

Police responded to the 7600 block of Gum Road, 21222, at about 6:30 a.m. They found the victim critically injured on the first floor of the single-family home; this was not a shooting. Baltimore County EMS personnel transported the victim to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he later died.

The two men were known to one another; both resided at the Gum Road residence.

The investigation is ongoing.

Original release (February 4, 2016  2:02 p.m.):

Just before 1 a.m. on February 1, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Old Court Road and Ruxton Green Court 21204 for a single vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a 2012 Lexus RX350 had been traveling north-bound on Old Court Road in the area of Ruxton Green Court. The vehicle crossed the center line, went off of the roadway, and wound up in a ravine. The passenger, 23-year-old Zachary Wolfe Pressman of the Unit block of Nobility Court 21117, was declared deceased at the scene. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.

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