Unidentified Man Found Dead
Police Attempted to Serve Warrants in Precinct 6/Towson Murder
Cory Shirell Bowman
Baltimore County, Maryland (August 15, 2013) - Police have not yet identified the man found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Baltimore City apartment late Wednesday evening. City tactical officers found the man, deceased, after they gained entry to the apartment in the 1500 block of May Court in an attempt to serve a search warrant.
Victoria Glover Homicide
Yesterday afternoon, Baltimore County Police detectives obtained the search warrant as well as an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Cory Shirell Bowman, charging him with the first degree murder of his estranged wife, 28-year-old Victoria Vernetta Glover, in Towson on Tuesday.
An acquaintance of Bowman's was living at the May Court apartment. She exited the apartment before police gained entry.
Failure To Appear
Bowman was scheduled to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court Tuesday morning for a trial on assault charges involving Glover. A judge issued a "failure to appear" warrant, and police subsequently searched for him in connection with that warrant.
By late yesterday afternoon, investigators were able to link Bowman to the shotgun used in the crime and learned that he made statements after the murder confessing to the crime. At that point, police obtained a warrant for Glover's arrest on murder charges.
Awaiting Autopsy Results
Police are awaiting results of an autopsy on the man found dead in the May Court apartment.
The deceased man was found in the top-floor bathroom. He was alone in the apartment when he shot himself. Police believe that the weapon he used to kill himself is the same weapon used to kill Glover; they are waiting for confirmation of this detail.
Homicide detectives do not believe that anyone besides Bowman was involved in Glover's murder.
Booking Photo From Prior Arrest
A booking photo of Bowman, from his arrest earlier this year on assault charges, has been released.
Under Maryland law, unserved arrest warrants are not open to public inspection until 90 days have elapsed since the warrant was issued.