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UPDATE (September 24, 2018 12:45 p.m.):

Five suspects have been indicted in the shooting at an Owings Mills Target store in March following a lengthy investigation.

Detectives from Precinct 3 - Franklin Investigative Services Team have determined that the incident stemmed from an intended robbery following a planned meet for a sale set up on the "OfferUp" app.

Booking photos of suspects in shooting at Target in MarchOne suspect, identified as Travonne Smith, listed an item for sale on "OfferUp" and planned to meet with another suspect, Elexis Turner, at Target for the sale. Travonne Smith brought suspect Kaneil Vaughn with him for the meeting. Elexis Turner conspired with her boyfriend, suspect Deion Petty, and another suspect, Ronald Williams, to rob Travonne Smith of the merchandise.

Smith sat with Turner at a table in the Target Cafe while she inspected the item for sale. She distracted him while Petty approached and grabbed Smith from behind. Vaughn saw what was happening and fired a gun, striking a wall behind Smith and Petty. Williams, who was monitoring the situation from another area of the store, responded and with Petty began to punch and kick Smith. Vaughn fled the Target store. Turner took Smith's cell phone and the item he was selling and fled with Petty and Williams. Smith also fled following the incident.

Detectives first identified the person in the security video with the glasses as Travonne Jamal Smith (22) of the 4500 block of Creekside Circle, 21117. During initial interviews he deliberately identified the shooter as someone other than Kaneil Vaughn. Smith is accordingly charged with Obstructing and Hindering and Making a False Statement to an Officer. He has since posted bond.

The shooter, who arrived at Target with Smith, was subsequently identified as Kaneil Krashawn Vaughn (19) of no permanent address in Owings Mills, 21117. He is charged with multiple counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and First Degree Assault along with a number of firearms related charges. He remains held without bail in the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections.

The three suspects who conspired to rob Smith have all been charged with Robbery, Second Degree Assault, Misdemeanor Theft, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. They are identified as follows:

Deion Larmont Petty (23) of the 3300 block of East Northern Parkway, 21206. He has been remanded to the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections, held without bail.

Elexis Milahn Turner (21) of the 2800 block of Parkview Trail, 21214. She has been released on bond.

Ronald Anthony Williams (26) of the 9400 block of Fitzharding Lane, 21117. He has been remanded to the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections, held without bail.

UPDATE (June 8, 2018 2:26 p.m.):

Detectives Identify Two Suspects Wanted in Connection with Shooting at Owings Mills Target Store

Detectives from the Franklin Precinct Investigative Services Team have obtained warrants for two adults involved in the shooting at a Target store cafeteria on March 12, and are now asking for assistance from the public in locating the suspects.

The first suspect is identified as Ronald Anthony Williams, age 26. He is described as approximately 6'01" and 280 pounds with brown eyes and black shoulder length dredlocks. He is known to frequent areas in Baltimore City, Pikesville, and Owings Mills.

The second suspect is identified as Travonne Jamal Smith, age 22. He is described as approximately 5'07" and 125 pounds with brown eyes, glasses, and short black hair. He is known to frequent areas in Baltimore City and Owings Mills.

Anyone who sees these suspects is asked to contact 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone who may have information on the possible whereabouts of either of these suspects is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

This case remains under investigation by the Franklin Precinct Investigative Services Team.

Original Release (March 26, 2018 1:55 p.m.):

Police Seek Information on Suspects in Target Shooting

Baltimore County Police are now asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a shooting at Target in Owings Mills two weeks ago.

Shoppers were left startled and afraid when a gunshot rang out in the Target cafe at 11200 Reisterstown Road, 21117 around 5:41 p.m. on Monday, March 12. Two of the subjects involved in the incident fled the store toward Dolfield Boulevard on foot while the rest were seen fleeing in a vehicle southbound on Reisterstown Road following the shooting.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but surveillance video shows one suspect shooting toward two of the other subjects involved in the incident when they became engaged in a physical altercation. It is still unclear which of the two was the intended target. Police believe that the shooter is one of the subjects seen fleeing the scene on foot toward Dolfield Boulevard after attempting to fire a second round, which jammed in the gun.

Police are now asking for the public's help in identifying the individuals pictured in these still frames from the Target security surveillance video. Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Detectives from the Franklin - Precinct 3 Investigative Services Unit continue to work this case.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate an incident involving a violent car-jacking in the 7800 block of Peninsula Expressway just before midnight on Saturday.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, was driving home when he began experiencing car trouble and pulled to the side of the roadway. While checking to see what the trouble was, a vehicle with the two suspects stopped. The suspects approached him and while one pointed a handgun at him the other took his cell phone and wallet. The victim attempted to flee and was shot by the suspect once in a lower extremity. The victim continued to flee and managed to flag down another motorist who called 9-1-1.

One of the suspects fled in the vehicle they arrived in while the other stole the victim's vehicle, which was later located just inside Baltimore City.

Anyone with information on the suspects involved in this violent crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

WANTED: Brandon Gallen Floyd for robbery, assault and theft.

Brandon Floyd has been identified as the suspect in at least ten cases of robbery, theft, and assault across western Baltimore County, from Towson to Halethorpe, dating back to mid-May. He is also linked to additional cases in surrounding jurisdictions, as well as Pennsylvania. Floyd is last known to have struck in Baltimore County on Tuesday, June 26.

Brandon Floyd typically strikes convenience stores during the overnight hours, including Royal Farms and 7-Eleven, loitering around the store for a short time before approaching the counter and demanding cigarettes or simply walking behind the counter and taking them. He has also stolen merchandise during the afternoons from Walmart, Rite Aid, Game Stop and a liquor store.

Brandon Floyd is easily recognizable with a number of tattoos on his face, including a swirl between his eyebrows, two tear drops under his right eye, two vertical parallel lines above and below his right eye, and "Danielle" written in cursive on the right side of his neck.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit are asking for anyone with information on Brandon Floyd's whereabouts to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

2016 booking photo of Brandon Gallen Floyd


Revised June 27, 2017