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Date: Aug 23, 2019

Update (August 23, 2019):

Arrest Made in Homicide on Shagbark Road

Photo of Deontaye Banks, arrested in homicide on Shagbark Road.Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect in a homicide that occurred in the 200 block of Shagbark Road, 21220 on August 19. Deontae Maurice Banks, 22, of the unit block of Cornbury Court, 21117 has been charged with first degree murder, first degree rape and armed robbery.

Homicide detectives determined that the suspect went to the house on Shagbark Road to meet with a female. Once inside the house, the suspect stole money and sexually assaulted the woman. Afterwards, Banks and the victim, Curtis Jerome McKisset, had an argument that resulted in Banks pulling out a handgun and shooting McKisset.

Deontae Banks is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

Original Release (August 20, 2019):

Just before midnight on August 19, 2019, Baltimore County Police received a call for a shooting in the 200-block of Shagbark Road, 21220. Officers arrived and found the victim, a 44 year old male inside the house. The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Police are withholding the victim’s identification until his next of kin have been notified of his death.

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives are conducting their investigation at this time and additional details will be released as they become available. If you have any information about this murder, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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Photo of Corporal Samuel Snyder, killed in the line-of-duty in 1983.Today, Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing a mourning band on their badges in memory of Corporal Samuel Snyder.

In August 1983, 71-year-old Corporal Samuel Snyder, a 30-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, responded to the Bel-Loc Diner in the 1700 block of East Joppa Road 21234 to assist other officers with a call for service. While he was at the scene, he was shot by a subject. He died 10 days later as a result of his injuries.

Corporal Samuel Snyder’s name, along with other fallen heroes, is inscribed on a monument at Patriot Plaza in Towson.

Revised June 27, 2017