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Date: Dec 6, 2019

This year marks the 18th annual “Shop with a Cop” program in Baltimore County. One hundred officers and 102 children from the 10 precincts will start out at 7:30 a.m. on December 7 to celebrate this special day.

At approximately 8 a.m., the officers and children will arrive at the Walmart store in Cockeysville. As they arrive, they will be greeted by members of the Optimist Clubs. Seasonal music will be performed by Dulaney High School students.

The children and their officer “buddies” will do their holiday shopping with money provided by the Optimist Clubs of Baltimore County. Each child will receive $100 to spend as he or she chooses. Usually, the children buy presents for family and friends.

After shopping, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt will meet the children and the officers when they arrive at the Outback restaurant in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre for breakfast. (Outback provides the breakfast.)

This special Baltimore County Police Department tradition is the largest event of its kind in the state.

Officers eagerly anticipate Shop with a Cop each year and the joy that it brings to children in the community.

Update: (12/6/19 1:35 p.m.)

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives have charged four suspects for their involvement in the murder of Michael McCoy. The suspects were taken into custody on November 26, 2019. The suspects have been identified as the following:

  • Jamahl Dwayne Simmons, 20, of the 2500-block of Castlestone Drive, 21237
  • Omoro Nijee Floyd, 21, of the 4200-block of Euclid Avenue, 21229
  • Taikee Allen Carter, 21, of the 3600-block of Hilmar Road, 21244
  • Corey Darrell Downs, 28, of the 1900-block of W. Saratoga Street, 21223

All four suspects have been charged with first-degree murder and are being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

















Original: (11/5/19 3:00 a.m.) 

A shooting in the 3800 block of Cedar Drive in the Pikesville Precinct left one man dead tonight.

Police were called to the scene at 6 p.m. for a shooting. The victim, identified as Michael Anthony McCoy (24) of the 1500 block of King William Drive, 21228, was discovered inside the home suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Sinai Hospital where he later died.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into this deadly shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact them by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip:

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised June 27, 2017