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Date: Dec 24, 2019

UPDATE (December 24, 2019 4:00 p.m.):

What better gift could the Baltimore County Police Department give this holiday season than resolution to the family of a murdered son? We continue to search for information in the shooting death of Diamonic Reyshann Arca-Jones last year and are hoping the public can help to initiate new leads in this case.

Detectives have released video of a vehicle they are hoping to identify (see photos below). The driver or occupants of this vehicle, possibly a white Lexus with distinct rims, may have information that could be of use in this case and are asking the public for help identifying the owner or driver. The vehicle was seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting occurred as Diamonic was walking home after leaving the Parkway Crossing Shopping Center in Parkville around 7:20 p.m. You can watch the surveillance video on our YouTube page. 

You can also watch this case featured on our cable program, On The Beat, along with other episodes on our YouTube page.

Contact detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit with information at 410-307-2020. No piece of information is too small or insignificant. Every detail matters.

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, online, or by using their new mobile phone app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (January 4, 2018 2:35 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that may be involved in the shooting murder of 19-year-old Diamonic Reyshann Arca-Jones in Parkville last October.

Police were called to the area of Taylor Avenue and Beverly Avenue near the Dunkin’ Donuts store for a shooting around 7:22 p.m. on October 20, 2018. When officers arrived they discovered Arca-Jones lying in the roadway on Beverly Avenue with at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Detectives have obtained surveillance video of a vehicle that may have been involved in this crime. The video depicts the vehicle driving across the parking lot of Pappas Seafood Carry-Out at the corner of Taylor Avenue and Oakleigh Road just after the shooting.

Police are asking anyone who may have information about this vehicle, its owner or occupants, or any additional information regarding the shooting death of Arca-Jones to contact Homicide Unit detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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, online, or by using their new mobile phone app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

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Original Release (October 21, 2018 2:22 p.m.):

Parkville Shooting Kills 19-Year Old Man

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that left one man dead near Taylor Avenue in Parkville last night.

Police responded to a call for shots fired around 7:20 p.m. to find a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound lying in the roadway in the 7800 block of Beverly Avenue near Taylor Avenue. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. He is identified as Diamonic Reyshann Arca-Jones (19) of the 7800 block of Beverly Avenue, 21234.

The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.

Detectives from the Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation this afternoon to determine the motive for this shooting. Anyone who may have information about the suspect in this crime is asked to call police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

It is with deep regret that the Baltimore County Police Department announces the sudden passing of the newest member of our K9 Unit, K9 Rae. Rae passed away last night from an unexpected medical condition.

Rae, officially named Miss Mutzy Rae Daisy of Baltimore County, began training as a search and rescue bloodhound just four weeks ago. Rae made a big impact on us all in the short time she was here. She will be missed by all of us, but especially by her family and handler. Thank you, Rae, for your service to Baltimore County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appointment Date: 11-21-2019, EOW: 12-23-2019

Related article: Meet BCoPD K9 Rae 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017