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Date: Sep 14, 2017

UPDATE (September 14, 2017 4:14 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team has recovered the suspect vehicle involved in Monday's hit-and-run death of 23-year-old Kyle Marshall.

The vehicle, a purple 2012 Hyundai Sonata, was located in the 900 block of Sun Circle Way in Essex after a concerned citizen reported it as a suspicious vehicle parked near their residence.

The Crash Investigation Team obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, towing it to Police Headquarters yesterday for the recovery of evidence. A suspect has not yet been identified in this case, but police are continuing to investigate.

Original Release (September 11, 2017 2:24 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating the vehicle and driver who struck and killed a young man crossing Eastern Boulevard on Stemmers Run Road with his mother just after midnight.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that around 12:48 a.m. the suspect vehicle was traveling eastbound on Eastern Boulevard as it crossed through the intersection at Stemmers Run Road. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Kyle Emmanuel Marshall of the 1500 block of Doolittle Road in Essex, 21221, was crossing Eastern Boulevard with his mother when he was struck by the vehicle, which made no attempt to stop and continued to flee eastbound on Eastern Boulevard. Baltimore County EMS personnel responded to the scene where they pronounced the victim deceased. His mother was unharmed during the incident.

Police believe the suspect vehicle may be a purple colored Hyundai Elantra similar to the image depicted below or a similar type of vehicle. It is likely to have damage to the front driver side area, including a broken out headlamp and front side tag light, a portion of the front driver side bumper damaged or torn off, and possible damage to the front grill area and windshield.

Anyone with information on this suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate circumstances of this fatal hit-and-run crash.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

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UPDATE (September 14, 2017 2:59 p.m.):

Police have charged Omar Mydie Hamilton (18) of the unit block of Deepspring Court in Reisterstown, 21136 with the shooting death of Larry Lynch on February 4, 2017.

Police believe that Hamilton and another still unidentified suspect shot and killed Mr. Lynch during an attempted home-invasion robbery. Mr. Lynch defended himself, shooting Hamilton, but the other suspect fled the scene and was not apprehended.

Hamilton is charged with 1st Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.



Original Release (February 5, 2017 2:21 p.m.):

On February 4th just before 9:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for a shooting in the 2900-block of Lakebrook Circle, 21227. When officers arrived they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, inside an apartment. One the victims inside the apartment, Larry Lynch, Jr., 28, of the 2900-block of Lakebrook Circle, 21227, was pronounced deceased by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel. The second victim, Omar Hamilton, 17, of the 2900-block of Lakebrook Circle, 21227, was transported to a local hospital and is listed in serious condition.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading up to this crime. If anyone has information about this double shooting, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

Autumn is perhaps the prettiest season here in the mid-Atlantic. The foliage screams yellow, red and orange as we drive through our neighborhoods and along the highways.

The leaves change color and, as they do, they also dry and fall. As the leaves fall, they coat the roads. Beautiful. Fall is also the time for rain and wind as the season progresses. Rain hitting the leaves can leave the roads slick as ice. Treacherous.

Here at the Baltimore County Police Department, we urge drivers to take extra precautions when driving this autumn. Drive along the streets wet with leaves as you would drive on ice or snow.

It doesn’t take much to slide when driving at a reasonable speed such as 25 mph or 30 mph.

A downpour can also create a flash flood if the leaves are left to gather along the gutters in the streets. Road crews try hard to keep the water flowing, but as good citizens, we should check the drainage system for leaves and other debris that accumulates in the runoff. Beware when driving during downpours. It is easy to be caught in what appears to be a small puddle. If the water stretches across the street, it is deeper than you may think. Find an alternate route. Turn around, don’t drown!

Enjoy this beautiful time of year and use caution when driving in wet weather.

Revised June 27, 2017