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Date: Jun 2, 2020

UPDATE (June 2, 2020 4:15 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in the shooting death of a man on Stillmeadow Road last night.

Booking photo for Sahmir Pasha Tahlib SmokesSahmir Pasha Tahlib Smokes (20) of the unit block of Bernadotte Court, 21234, is charged with first degree murder and held on no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

The investigation determined that Smokes and the victim, identified as 20-year-old Nygel Allen-Lee Simmons, were known to each other and had an ongoing dispute. Simmons was parked on Stillmeadow Road around 6:30 p.m. when Smokes walked up to the car and shot Simmons. Smokes fled the scene but was seen leaving the area in a vehicle parked nearby on Arwell Court. Officers quickly located the suspect vehicle and stopped it at South and Baltimore Street in Baltimore City. Smokes, the passenger, was arrested along with the driver, who was later released without charge after detectives determined the driver had no knowledge of the crime. 

Original Release (June 1, 2020 9:25 p.m.):

Shooting on Stillmeadow Road Leaves Man Dead

Baltimore County Police are on the scene of a fatal shooting in the Parkville Precinct this evening.

Police responded to Stillmeadow Road near Dunfield Road, 21236 at 6:30 p.m. for a shooting. On arrival they discovered an adult man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body and began life-saving procedures, but the man was pronounced deceased at the scene by medics. The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Detectives believe this was a targeted shooting and there is no further danger to the general public. Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact Homicide detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges 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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

The Baltimore County Police Department promoted three police officers today. The promotions were held outside of the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland 21286.

Due to COVID-19, this promotion was limited to how many people could attend. These officers will be honored at the next formal promotion ceremony in front of their family, friends and Department members when the need for social distancing is over.

The following officers were promoted.

  • Corporal Stephen Roesler is being promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Jesse Callas is being promoted to Corporal is assigned to Precinct 11 Essex
  • Officer Phillip Wright is being promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12 Dundalk
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