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The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is now investigating a serious assault case after the victim died of his injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the man's death a homicide from multiple head injuries with complications this morning after an autopsy was performed. The man, identified as William David Johnson Jr. (78) with no fixed address, remained hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center since the incident on September 24 until his death Sunday morning, October 6.

Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Eastern Boulevard for a call of an unconscious subject just after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, September 24.The victim had been struck repeatedly with a blunt object, causing multiple injuries to the man.

No suspect has yet been identified in this case, which has been forwarded to the Homicide Unit for further investigation. Anyone who may have information is asked to call 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Booking photo of Gregory SumterA road rage incident turned into an arrest for impersonating a police officer on a Walmart parking lot in Catonsville Tuesday evening.

Gregory Sumter (57) of the 7300 block of Kathydale Road, 21207 was arrested after police were called to the 6200 block of Baltimore National Pike for a weapons incident around 7:20 p.m. What started as a road rage incident in the parking lot escalated when Sumter produced a badge and gun, identifying himself as a police officer.

The victim honked her horn at Sumter when she attempted to enter the parking lot but Sumter's truck was blocking the access road. She eventually drove around his truck and parked her car on the parking lot. Sumter followed her and stopped behind her vehicle, blocking her egress. Sumter identified himself as an officer and produced a silver badge, then threatened the victim and her children, displaying a handgun.

An officer working uniformed secondary employment at Walmart spoke with Sumter, who denied the allegations, but witnesses confirmed the victim's account of events. A Special Police State of Maryland badge and a loaded revolver were recovered and confiscated. Sumter later stated he was retired Special Police and did not return his badge upon retiring.

Sumter was arrested and charged with first degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, carrying a loaded handgun in a vehicle, and impersonating a police officer. He is held without bond pending a bail review hearing later today.

The Baltimore County Police, Precinct 12 Investigative Services Team has arrested a suspect involved in the June 16th, 2019 disturbance that occurred in the area of Tiki Lee’s Dock Bar in the 4300-block of Shore Road, 21219. Davvaughn William Howard, 22, of the unit-block of Benkert Avenue, 21229, has been charged with three counts of first-degree assault and four counts of second-degree assault. Howard is being held without bond at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.

On June 16, 2019 at 12:44 am, Baltimore County Police received calls for a disturbance in the area of Shore Road. Once the officers arrived, they observed several individuals lying on the ground injured. Due to the large scale disturbance, several back up officers were called into the area to control the situation.

Officers were able to determine that a group started a fight inside Tiki Lee’s. Security removed the group from the bar. As the group left, they walked up Shore Road and continued to assault random people. Police were able to identify numerous victims who were assaulted on Shore Road. At least two of the victims sought medical treatment. Detectives are continuing their investigation and need the public’s assistance in identifying additional suspects. If you have any video or information about this case, please call the Dundalk Precinct, Investigative Services Team at 410-887-7309.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017