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Date: Aug 31, 2018

UPDATE (August 31, 2018 2:55 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged a man in the death of a 2-year-old boy after an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed the boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Booking photo of Shaquiel GriffinShaquiel Malquan Griffin (25) is charged with leaving a firearm where a minor could gain access, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a firearm by a person with a previous felony conviction, and involuntary manslaughter.

Police and medics responded to the 3100 block of Bero Road, 21227 around 3:07 a.m. Tuesday morning after the boy’s mother called 9-1-1. They found Tye Ryder Flint, who would have turned three next month, in cardiac arrest in a spare bedroom. Medics began life-saving procedures but the boy was pronounced deceased at St. Agnes Hospital at 3:49 a.m.

Homicide detectives determined that Griffin, who has no permanent address, was staying in the spare bedroom at the location, and concealed an unsecured loaded handgun in the room. Tye, who had gone to sleep in his mother’s room, entered the spare bedroom while everyone was sleeping, found and discharged the gun which struck him in the head. Griffin retrieved the gun and fled the location prior to police arrival.

Griffin, who also had open warrants in both Baltimore County and Baltimore City at the time of his arrest, remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review hearing earlier today.

Original Release (August 28, 2018 5:38 p.m.): Police Investigating Death of 3 Year Old Child

On August 28, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for an injured child inside a home located in the 3100-block of Bero Road, 21227. Officers responded and found a 3-year-old male suffering from head trauma. The child was transported to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 3:49 a.m. The manner of death has yet to be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Additional details will be released as they become available. (sv)

Update 8/31/18 3:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have identified the man who drowned in the Loch Raven Reservoir on August 27th. Terry J. Ousley, 24, of the 5000-block of Pine Needle in Mascotte, Florida was in the area seeking employment. Mr. Ousley was located by Baltimore County Police Dive Team members and pronounced deceased at the scene. 


Update: 8/28/18 1:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police Marine and Dive Teams responded to the Loch Raven Reservoir to recover the body of the drowning victim. At 6:21 p.m., Police divers recovered the body. The identity of the drowning victim has not been determined at this time. If anyone has information, please contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. 


Original Release: 8/27/18 3:30 p.m.

Divers continue to search for a person who apparently drowned in the Loch Raven Reservoir earlier today.

Baltimore County Fire officials turned the search over to Baltimore City Police Department's Marine Unit at about 2:20 p.m.

BCoFD units responded at 10:53 a.m. to the 10500 flock of Pot Spring Rd., 21030, for an inland water rescue. Witnesses saw a male person go under the water without resurfacing.

Water rescue units from the Texas Fire Station, Kingsville VFC and Arbutus VFC were unable to locate the victim.  Rescue operations ended and recovery operations began at about 12:40 p.m.

A dive unit from Gamber & Community Volunteer Fire Co. (Carroll County) provided mutual aid on this call.

Photo of crossing guard.The Baltimore County Police Department needs men and women to serve as school crossing guards. There is an increase in the demand throughout the entire county, but due to road development and traffic concerns, the need is especially great in the central sections of Baltimore County. If you have been thinking of a way to become more involved in your community while getting paid to do so, this is the time to act.

Parents, grandparents, college students or anyone who wants to help insure the safety of children to and from school are encouraged to apply. The pay is $13.04 per hour and the time commitment is only two hours daily, Monday through Friday. When schools have off due to inclement weather, so do you, without loss of pay. Additionally, you incur paid leave as you gain years of experience. You may receive paid national and state holidays from September through June. You will be given your equipment and uniforms free of charge.

Those wishing to apply to the Baltimore County Police Department for the position of crossing guard need to be at least 18 years old. All applicants will undergo a background check, including fingerprinting.

This is the perfect part-time job for stay-at-home parents, retirees and those with a little extra time in the morning and afternoon. The best part of the job is the satisfaction of knowing that you play a major role in keeping the children in your neighborhood safe in their travels. 

Additional information about the School Guard Team and how to apply to become a Baltimore County crossing guard are available online.

Revised June 27, 2017