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UPDATE (September 24, 2018 12:45 p.m.):

Five suspects have been indicted in the shooting at an Owings Mills Target store in March following a lengthy investigation.

Detectives from Precinct 3 - Franklin Investigative Services Team have determined that the incident stemmed from an intended robbery following a planned meet for a sale set up on the "OfferUp" app.

Booking photos of suspects in shooting at Target in MarchOne suspect, identified as Travonne Smith, listed an item for sale on "OfferUp" and planned to meet with another suspect, Elexis Turner, at Target for the sale. Travonne Smith brought suspect Kaneil Vaughn with him for the meeting. Elexis Turner conspired with her boyfriend, suspect Deion Petty, and another suspect, Ronald Williams, to rob Travonne Smith of the merchandise.

Smith sat with Turner at a table in the Target Cafe while she inspected the item for sale. She distracted him while Petty approached and grabbed Smith from behind. Vaughn saw what was happening and fired a gun, striking a wall behind Smith and Petty. Williams, who was monitoring the situation from another area of the store, responded and with Petty began to punch and kick Smith. Vaughn fled the Target store. Turner took Smith's cell phone and the item he was selling and fled with Petty and Williams. Smith also fled following the incident.

Detectives first identified the person in the security video with the glasses as Travonne Jamal Smith (22) of the 4500 block of Creekside Circle, 21117. During initial interviews he deliberately identified the shooter as someone other than Kaneil Vaughn. Smith is accordingly charged with Obstructing and Hindering and Making a False Statement to an Officer. He has since posted bond.

The shooter, who arrived at Target with Smith, was subsequently identified as Kaneil Krashawn Vaughn (19) of no permanent address in Owings Mills, 21117. He is charged with multiple counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and First Degree Assault along with a number of firearms related charges. He remains held without bail in the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections.

The three suspects who conspired to rob Smith have all been charged with Robbery, Second Degree Assault, Misdemeanor Theft, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. They are identified as follows:

Deion Larmont Petty (23) of the 3300 block of East Northern Parkway, 21206. He has been remanded to the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections, held without bail.

Elexis Milahn Turner (21) of the 2800 block of Parkview Trail, 21214. She has been released on bond.

Ronald Anthony Williams (26) of the 9400 block of Fitzharding Lane, 21117. He has been remanded to the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections, held without bail.

UPDATE (June 8, 2018 2:26 p.m.):

Detectives Identify Two Suspects Wanted in Connection with Shooting at Owings Mills Target Store

Detectives from the Franklin Precinct Investigative Services Team have obtained warrants for two adults involved in the shooting at a Target store cafeteria on March 12, and are now asking for assistance from the public in locating the suspects.

The first suspect is identified as Ronald Anthony Williams, age 26. He is described as approximately 6'01" and 280 pounds with brown eyes and black shoulder length dredlocks. He is known to frequent areas in Baltimore City, Pikesville, and Owings Mills.

The second suspect is identified as Travonne Jamal Smith, age 22. He is described as approximately 5'07" and 125 pounds with brown eyes, glasses, and short black hair. He is known to frequent areas in Baltimore City and Owings Mills.

Anyone who sees these suspects is asked to contact 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone who may have information on the possible whereabouts of either of these suspects is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

This case remains under investigation by the Franklin Precinct Investigative Services Team.

Original Release (March 26, 2018 1:55 p.m.):

Police Seek Information on Suspects in Target Shooting

Baltimore County Police are now asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a shooting at Target in Owings Mills two weeks ago.

Shoppers were left startled and afraid when a gunshot rang out in the Target cafe at 11200 Reisterstown Road, 21117 around 5:41 p.m. on Monday, March 12. Two of the subjects involved in the incident fled the store toward Dolfield Boulevard on foot while the rest were seen fleeing in a vehicle southbound on Reisterstown Road following the shooting.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but surveillance video shows one suspect shooting toward two of the other subjects involved in the incident when they became engaged in a physical altercation. It is still unclear which of the two was the intended target. Police believe that the shooter is one of the subjects seen fleeing the scene on foot toward Dolfield Boulevard after attempting to fire a second round, which jammed in the gun.

Police are now asking for the public's help in identifying the individuals pictured in these still frames from the Target security surveillance video. Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Detectives from the Franklin - Precinct 3 Investigative Services Unit continue to work this case.

On September 23, 2018 at 12:17 a.m., Baltimore County Police were called to the parking lot of a bar located in the 12300-block of Philadelphia Road, 21087 for a stabbing. Police arrived and found three victims. The adult male victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to this incident. If anyone has information about this case, please call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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Baltimore County Police are continuing their investigation into a domestic-related murder/suicide at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to a parking lot in the community in the 700 block of Maiden Choice Lane, 21228 around 1:52 p.m. for a call of a shooting. There they discovered the bodies of two community residents, both suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper body. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation reveals that the suspect, identified as Clifford Wilson Terry (78) wheeled his recently injured wife, Mary Kathleen Black Terry (79), out to their car in a wheelchair. Once at the car he shot his wife once in the upper body, killing her, then turned the gun on himself, also shooting himself once in the upper body.

The couple lived in the independent living area of the community and were therefore permitted to legally possess a firearm, which was recovered from the scene. Additional investigation will be conducted on the firearm, identified only as a revolver, but police confirmed that the gun was not reported stolen.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident in an effort to determine a motive for the killings.

Revised June 27, 2017