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Date: Dec 14, 2015

Update (December 15, 11:30 a.m.):

The man and woman found dead yesterday inside a home in the 100 block Greenridge Rd. in Precinct 7/Cockeysville were a mother and son who died in an apparent murder-suicide.

The mother is Carryl Jean Calvert, 78. The son is Keith Michael Calvert, 42. Both lived at the Greenridge Road address.

Detectives learned that Keith Calvert was the sole caregiver for his mother. Neighbors interviewed by Homicide detectives said Keith Calvert had expressed frustration over the burdens of caring alone for his mother, and that he seemed depressed.

Both the mother and son died of gunshot wounds. Police believe Keith Calvert shot his mother before turning the gun on himself. The two had been dead for several days.

Original release (December 14, 2015  8:14 p.m.):

A man and a woman were found dead in a home in the 100 block of Greenridge Road, 21093, Monday afternoon.

Police were called by neighbors at approximately 4:23 p.m. after they noticed mail piling up at the residence.  When police made entry into the home, they found a deceased middle-aged man and a deceased elderly female, both with traumatic injuries.

The deaths preliminarily are being investigated as a possible murder and suicide. There is no danger to the community and police are not looking for any suspects at this time.

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident.

UPDATE (February 5, 2016  2:04 p.m.):

The Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office has reviewed this case and has found that the officers' actions were justified.

The internal investigation into this incident has not been completed yet.

UPDATE (December 16, 2015  10:00 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the officers involved in this incident. All officers are assigned to the Essex Precinct and have been not been involved in any previous shootings. They will remain on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.

  • Officer Canup - 8 year veteran
  • Officer Pfadenhauer - 13 year veteran
  • Officer Spahn - 14 year veteran

UPDATE (December 15, 2015  11:40 a.m.):

The man shot by Baltimore County officers after he threatened them with knives has been identified as Jeffrey Gene Evans, 52, of the 4000 block of Bay Drive, 21220.

The last names of the officers involved in this incident, as well as their ranks and assignments, will be released in accordance with BCoPD's agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #4.

Original release (December 14, 2015  3:46 p.m.):

Just before 10 a.m. this  morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire units responded to a home in the 4000 block of Bay Drive 21220 for an attempted suicide. The caller to 911 said that a man at the location had taken a large amount of pills.

When officers arrived on the scene, they met with the complainant, a woman in her late thirties, at the front door. The woman went outside while officers went inside and made contact with the live-in boyfriend, a man in his early 50s. Officers began speaking with the man and attempted to talk him into going to the hospital. When officers were unable to convince him to go to the hospital voluntarily, at least one taser was deployed in an effort to bring him under control. The taser deployment was not effective.

The man then reached into a kitchen drawer retrieved several knives. He advanced on officers with those knives. Another taser was deployed against the man, but it was not effective. Three officers then fired, striking the man.
The man was declared deceased at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is on the scene investigating. The Homicide Unit investigates all police-involved shootings. After the investigation is complete, the report will be turned over to the Baltimore County States Attorney’s office for review.

The officers involved in this shooting are placed on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.

Revised June 27, 2017