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The driver involved in a single-vehicle crash in Windsor Mill on Sunday has died.

Vick Kevin Smith (55) of the 4200 block of Rolland View Avenue, 21215, died this morning at Sinai Hospital, where he was taken following the crash.

Smith was driving a 2002 Nissan Xterra westbound in the 8700 block of Dogwood Road, 21244, around 5:30 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn down an embankment. Smith suffered critical injuries and was transported to Sinai Hospital for treatment. A passenger was also transported to Sinai Hospital with minor injuries.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to work to determine all of the factors involved in this fatal crash.

Baltimore County Police investigate a fight that led to a man’s death in Halethorpe.

Just after 2:30 a.m. on May 3, Baltimore County Police were called to a home located in the 2000 block of Northeast Avenue, 21227 for a call of shots fired. Police arrived and found a man unresponsive inside the home.  Medics responded to the scene and pronounced the man dead. The decedent was identified as Brian Michael Katuthat (41) of the same address listed above.

The investigation determined that Katuthat and another male resident got into a physical confrontation. Soon after the fight ended, Katuthat fired a shotgun round through the man's bedroom door. Katuthat entered the bedroom and began assaulting the male resident. This caused another physical altercation that ultimately led to Katuthat’s death.

This case will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine if the resident will face any charges from this incident. Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this event.

UPDATE (January 24, 2020 5 p.m.):

The names of the officers involved in the in-custody sudden death of a man following a Taser deployment Tuesday night are identified as follows:

  • Officer First Class Miller #5098 is a 20 ½ year veteran permanently assigned to Precinct 3-Franklin.
  • Officer First Class Besaw #5259 is a 13 year veteran permanently assigned to Precinct 3-Franklin.
  • Officer McElfish #5904 is a 4 year veteran permanently assigned to Precinct 3-Franklin.
  • Officer Cantrell #6288 is a probationary officer assigned to the field training program in Precinct 3-Franklin.

All four officers are on routine administrative leave as the incident continues to be investigated.

Original Release (January 22, 2020 9:06 a.m.):

At 11:18 p.m. on January 21, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to a home located in the unit block of Gwynnswood Road, 21117 for an injured person. Officers arrived at the residence and attempted to provide assistance. The man’s demeanor suddenly changed and he became volatile and extremely combative with the officers. At that time, the officers deployed a Taser.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he subsequently went into cardiac arrest and was later pronounced deceased. He has been identified as Gamel Antonio Brown, 30, of the unit-block of Gwynnswood Road, 21117. Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues.

Revised June 27, 2017