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Date: Aug 9, 2019

A missing 6-year-old girl in Dundalk found by Baltimore County Police officers has died.

Officers responded to the 7900 block of Stratman Road at 3:52 p.m. for a report of a missing non-verbal autistic child. All available resources were deployed to the area to search for the child, including all available patrol units, aviation, K-9, and the Marine Unit. 

At 4:53 p.m. an officer out on foot searching the wood line on Merritt Avenue behind Merritt Park Baptist Church located the girl in a small stream in cardiac arrest. Medics were called to the scene while the officer began CPR. The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Children's Center where she was pronounced deceased at 5:50 p.m.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is conducting a routine investigation into this incident as it does with all juvenile deaths.

UPDATE (August 9, 2019 1:37 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two men with first degree murder in the shooting death of Derrick Laurence Towe-Williams on Shenton Road Sunday morning during an apparent drug transaction.

Cory Dwayne Fennell (21) of the 4800 block of Truesdale Avenue, 21206 and Markus Haggins (26) of the 2800 block of Forest Glen Road, 21216 are both held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following bail review hearings today.

UPDATE (August 5, 2019 3:49 p.m.):

Police have identified the man killed in a shooting on Shenton Road yesterday morning as Derrick Laurence Towe-Williams (27) of the 3900 block of Shenton Road, 21133.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate this incident and asks anyone with information to contact them at 410-307-2020.

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Original Release (August 4, 2019 5:51 p.m.):

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Randallstown this afternoon.

Officers responded to the 3900 block of Shenton Road at 11:19 a.m. for an assault call. Upon arrival they found an adult man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident but believe this victim was targeted. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Photo of Lieutenant Michael Howe, who suffered a line-of-duty death in 2008.On Sunday, August 11, Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges in memory of a fallen hero.

Lieutenant Michael Howe, the former commander of the Baltimore County Police Tactical Unit, died on August 11, 2008 as a result of a massive stroke.

Lieutenant Howe was with his unit at the scene of a murder-suicide in Precinct 4 Pikesville on August 10, 2008. When he returned home after that incident, he collapsed and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died the next afternoon.

Revised June 27, 2017