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Just before 2:30 p.m. on August 25, 2019, Baltimore County Police received a call for a child-involved crash on Liberty Road near Wilmar Avenue, 21133. Investigation revealed that a 3-year-old child was attempting to cross Liberty Road when she was struck by an SUV which was traveling east on Liberty Road. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene of the crash.

The child, Esther Ogunfuye of the 3600-block of Old Milford Mill Road, 21244, was transported to a local hospital. On August 26, 2019, Ogunfuye was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Baltimore County Police crash team officers are continuing their investigation at this time.

UPDATE (August 31, 2018 2:55 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged a man in the death of a 2-year-old boy after an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed the boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Booking photo of Shaquiel GriffinShaquiel Malquan Griffin (25) is charged with leaving a firearm where a minor could gain access, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a firearm by a person with a previous felony conviction, and involuntary manslaughter.

Police and medics responded to the 3100 block of Bero Road, 21227 around 3:07 a.m. Tuesday morning after the boy’s mother called 9-1-1. They found Tye Ryder Flint, who would have turned three next month, in cardiac arrest in a spare bedroom. Medics began life-saving procedures but the boy was pronounced deceased at St. Agnes Hospital at 3:49 a.m.

Homicide detectives determined that Griffin, who has no permanent address, was staying in the spare bedroom at the location, and concealed an unsecured loaded handgun in the room. Tye, who had gone to sleep in his mother’s room, entered the spare bedroom while everyone was sleeping, found and discharged the gun which struck him in the head. Griffin retrieved the gun and fled the location prior to police arrival.

Griffin, who also had open warrants in both Baltimore County and Baltimore City at the time of his arrest, remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review hearing earlier today.

Original Release (August 28, 2018 5:38 p.m.): Police Investigating Death of 3 Year Old Child

On August 28, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for an injured child inside a home located in the 3100-block of Bero Road, 21227. Officers responded and found a 3-year-old male suffering from head trauma. The child was transported to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 3:49 a.m. The manner of death has yet to be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Additional details will be released as they become available. (sv)

Updated Release: 6/20/18 9:00 a.m.

Baltimore County Police are releasing the name of the suspect responsible for the kidnapping on June 15. Laronica Shertice Gorham (30) of the 3700-block of 1st Street, SE Washington, DC 20032, has been charged with kidnapping. Gorham is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 












Original Release: 6/18/18 10:30 a.m.

On June 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the parking lot of a business located in the 100-block of Back River Neck Road, 21221 for a fight call. When officers arrived at the scene, they learned of a kidnapping. The victim’s mother told police that she was watching her son play outside their home in the 1600-block of Renaissance Drive, 21221, when she went inside the garage of the house to get a toy for her son. The mother heard the scooter that her son was riding, hit the ground and quickly began to look for her son.

Several neighbors came to the mother’s aid, and told her that they saw a woman grab the 4-year-old victim in a “bear hug” and walk away with the child towards Back River Neck Road. The neighbors and mother were able to find the woman in the 100-block of Back River Neck Road still holding the boy. The suspect refused to release the child and the neighbors struggled with the woman to release the child. Eventually, the group was able to get the child back to his mother. During the incident, the 4-year-old did suffer minor injuries. Police verified that the suspect is not known by the victim or his mother.

The suspect is in custody but has not been formally charged with kidnapping as of this morning. Her information will be provided once she has been charged with the incident.

Revised June 27, 2017