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Update: (July 12, 2019 4:50 p.m.): 

Baltimore County Police are releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting of the suspect on July 6, 2019 at the Duke’s Motel in the 7900-block of Pulaski Highway, 21237.

Officer McCampbell is a 20-year veteran currently assigned to Tactical Unit. He has not been involved in any prior shootings. Officer McCampbell has been placed on routine administrative leave.

UPDATE (July 8, 12:50 p.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have identified the suspect in the police-involved shooting at Duke’s Motel Saturday night as the same suspect who shot a woman in Windsor Mill earlier that morning. The suspect is identified as Kareem Omar Morgan (43) of the 2000 block of Shore Road, 21222.

Morgan died during an exchange of gunfire with police Saturday night as officers from the Tactical Team attempted to execute a search and seizure warrant and arrest warrant at the room he was staying in at Duke’s Motel.

The Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs Unit are continuing their investigation into this officer-involved shooting.

Original Release (July 7, 2019 1:54 a.m.):

An exchange of gunfire as officers attempted to execute both an arrest and a search and seizure warrant at Duke's Motel in Rosedale resulted in the suspect suffering a gunshot wound. The suspect was wanted in connection with a shooting in Windsor Mill early this morning and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Early Morning Shooting in Windsor Mill

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Winding Brook Way around 5 a.m. when the victim called 9-1-1 after being shot by her ex-boyfriend.

The suspect forced his way into the woman's townhome, then became involved in a physical altercation with her, during which she was shot at least once in the lower body. The suspect fled the location in a vehicle following the shooting. The woman, 37, was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive her wounds.

Officer-Involved Shooting at Duke's Motel

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit continued to follow leads throughout the morning and afternoon hours in an attempt to locate the suspect. Patrol officers throughout the county were made aware of the description of a vehicle the suspect may be driving. An astute officer from the White Marsh Precinct located the vehicle parked on the lot at Duke's Motel in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale.

The Tactical Operations Team was utilized to serve the warrants at a room believed to be occupied by the suspect from the Windsor Mill shooting. As the team began to breach the motel room there was an exchange of gunfire, during which the sole occupant of the room suffered a gunshot wound. He was immediately treated by medics staged nearby for the warrant execution but subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene. No officers were injured during the exchange.

At this hour detectives are continuing to work to positively identify the deceased suspect and make proper death notifications. A firearm was recovered from inside the motel room.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation into the officer-involved shooting. Any officer identified as being involved in the shooting will be placed on routine administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation by the Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs Unit, which will then be forwarded to the Office of the State's Attorney for review.

UPDATE (May 6, 2019 2:58 p.m.):

More than 33 years after the murder of Karen Ann Norton during what was believed to be a burglary at the time, a Grand Jury has indicted her then-husband, John Joseph Norton, on first degree murder charges.

Booking photo of John Joseph NortonThe case went cold following the initial investigation into her murder in her home in the 100 block of Delrey Avenue in Catonsville on December 17, 1985. Karen Norton was just 23-years-old when she suffered a fatal stab wound to the upper body shortly after returning home from work that evening.  

The initial investigation led police to believe that she was killed by an unknown suspect during a burglary, but as the case has continued to be worked by detectives through the years they began to narrow in on her husband, John Norton, as the primary suspect. Recent developments in the case have uncovered new evidence that further supported that theory, and the case was brought before the Grand Jury on Wednesday, May 1. After hearing the evidence, an indictment was issued and detectives served Norton with a warrant for his arrest that evening. 

Norton now remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

Visit the Baltimore County Unsolved Homicide Cases page on our website for information regarding other cold cases.

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Original Unsolved Homicide Release:

On December 17, 1985, Karen Ann Norton was murdered in her home in the 100 block of Delrey Avenue 21228. She had just arrived home from work at approximately 6:45 p.m. when she was attacked and killed.

Mrs. Norton, a newlywed at the time, worked at JCPenney in Security Square Mall. Although there was evidence of a breaking and entering, police believe this was staged to thwart the homicide investigation.

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: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (June 12, 2018 3:09 p.m.):

booking photo of Dominique Deangelo JonesDetectives from the Violent Crimes Unit have charged a suspect in the shooting of a man in Reisterstown Sunday night.

Dominique Deangelo Jones (26) of no fixed address is charged with various counts of attempted murder, assault, and associated firearms charges following a domestic related shooting in the 400 block of Shirley Manor Road Sunday night. Just before 9:30 p.m., Jones responded uninvited to a woman’s home in the area where he began a verbal altercation with the victim, who was already at the home. The argument escalated into violence when Jones produced a gun, shooting the victim, and then fleeing the location.

Jones is currently being held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review today.

Original Release (June 11, 2018 9:04 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting in the 400 block of Shirley Manor Road, 21136 this morning.

Police were called to the scene around 9:30 p.m. last night after a verbal disturbance in front of the location turned violent when one of the men shot the other man, then fled the location. The victim, 37, was transported to an area hospital suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He is expected to survive his injuries.

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is continuing their investigation into this crime.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017