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Date: Jan 2015

UPDATE (February 3):

Baltimore County Police have identified the two officers involved in a shooting in front of a 7-Eleven store on Liberty Road early Saturday morning.

  • Officer Beccio, a 6-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department
  • Officer Miller, a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department

Both officers are assigned to the Woodlawn precinct and have not been involved in any previous shootings.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. This investigation will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

UPDATE (January 31 1:05 p.m.):

The man in the police-involved shooting has been identified as Edward Donnell Bright, Sr., 56 years old, from the 9900 block of Southall Road, Randallstown, Maryland 21133.

Original release (January 31 8:37 a.m.):

Just after 2:00 a.m. on January 31, Baltimore County Police received a call from a 7-11 store located in the 9800 block of Liberty Road 21133, for a man with a knife.

Two Baltimore County officers responded to the call and saw the man with the knife, standing outside the front door of the store. Due to the threat to public safety, the officers ordered the man to drop the knife. The man refused to drop the knife when told to do so. The situation continued to escalate when the man approached the officers while continuing to hold the knife.

At that time, the officers attempted to subdue the suspect through the use of an electronic control device (“Taser”). The Taser did not cause the man to drop the knife. As the man continued to approach the officers with the knife in his hand, both officers shot the suspect.

The suspect received medical attention and was transported to Sinai Hospital. The man was pronounced deceased at Sinai Hospital. Neither officer was injured during the incident.

The investigation is on-going at this time. The Baltimore County Police Homicide unit will conduct a full investigation, which will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on routine administrative leave.

No further information is available at this time.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a report that on January 21; a 12-year-old girl who lives in the unit block of Paula Place 21237 woke up to find a strange man in her room.

The girl told to police that at approximately 1 a.m., she awoke to find a strange man in her bed. She said the man touched her on the outside of her clothing. She was able to get away from the man and ran from the room to tell her parents. A relative checked the room but there was no one there. A window in the room was found to be open.

The girl was not injured.

This incident is under investigation by the Precinct 9 Investigative Services Team.

Police remind residents to make sure that they keep all of their windows and doors secure; double checking them when they leave the home or go before going to bed at night. They should also report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity in their communities to police immediately.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the White Marsh Precinct at 410-887-5000.

From the FBI Baltimore Office:


January 30, 2015

Reward Offered in Search for Armed Serial Robber

Baltimore Co., MD – The Baltimore FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, Baltimore County Police and Baltimore City Police are asking the public for help identifying a man who has robbed several convenience stores in recent weeks. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Investigators say he’s a black man, about 6’ tall, weighs about 220 pounds, and is in his mid 30’s. Witnesses describe him as wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, with khaki pants and a black cap in several of the robberies. Investigators believe he’s responsible for robberies at the Royal Farms at 3701 Fleet Street, Baltimore, MD on November 11, 2014; the 7-11 at 5920 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, MD on December 2, 2014; and the Highs at 8710 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD on November 11, 2014. Investigators say he may be responsible for several other robberies in the Baltimore region.

Witnesses in some robberies say the suspect comes into the store, acts like he is going to buy merchandise, but then quickly flashes a gun at the clerk as they are ringing him up. He puts the gun away and then walks out of the stores with a bag of cash.

If you have any information about the robber or the robberies, you are asked to call the Baltimore FBI at 410-265-8080. You could receive a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

The Baltimore FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is made up of FBI Agents, Baltimore City Police Detectives, Baltimore County Police Detectives and Anne Arundel County Police Detectives. They investigate significant violent crimes, including kidnappings, robberies of commercial institutions, armored car and bank robberies, extortions and fugitive felons.

Revised June 27, 2017