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Date: Mar 18, 2019

Just before 6:30 p.m. on March 17, 2019, Baltimore County Police received a call for an assault that occurred on Interstate 695 near the Liberty Road exit. The subsequent investigation revealed that a man and woman were traveling on the outer loop of I-695 when the male victim driving the car, changed lanes. After changing lanes, a suspect driving a Volkswagen Jetta, came beside the victims’ car. As the incident continued, the suspect inside the Jetta pointed a handgun at the man and woman.

The victims were able to provide identifying information about the suspect. Baltimore County detectives continued their investigation and identified the suspect as Zachary Tyler Bowen, 28, of the 300-block of Leyton Road, 21136. Bowen was located at his residence and placed under arrest. Police learned that Bowen is a Trooper with the Maryland State Police.

Bowen has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime.

Baltimore County Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman in Edgemere this weekend as a domestic-related murder-suicide.

The couple are identified as Ami Lynn Garrison (40) and Daniel Allen Doran (41), both residents of the home in the 3000 block of Willow Avenue, 21219.

Police initially responded and secured the residence around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night after receiving a call for a domestic incident involving a gun. A third resident of the home left and called 9-1-1 after Doran threatened him with a gun when he tried to intervene in a verbal argument between Doran and Garrison. Police treated the situation as a barricade while they attempted to make contact with the residents inside the home without success. Officers made entry into the home after no communication could be made and found both Garrison and Doran deceased in a bedroom from gunshot wounds.

Following autopsy of the bodies at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner this morning, homicide detectives believe that Doran shot and killed Garrison and then himself prior to the arrival of police on the scene. The couple have no reported history of domestic incidents with BCoPD leading up to the shooting deaths.

Revised June 27, 2017