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The operator of a motorcycle involved in a crash in Essex tonight has died.

The motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Route 702 around 5:13 p.m. when it struck the passenger side rear quarter panel of a 2013 Nissan Maxima making a left turn onto East Homberg Avenue from northbound Route 702.

The operator of the motorcycle was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene by medics. He is identified as Michael Johnson (49) of the 1000 block of Foxcroft Lane, 21221.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing their crash reconstruction efforts to determine the factors involved in this fatal crash.

UPDATE (June 14, 2019 2:54 p.m.):

Booking photo of Derrick Paul Christopher charged with homicideDetectives have arrested Derrick Paul Christopher (38) of the unit block of Goeller Avenue, 21221, in the stabbing death of Thomas Eugene Hunt on Arncliff Road two weeks ago.

The investigation into the homicide revealed Christopher met with the victim for a narcotics transaction. They argued, resulting in Christopher stabbing Thomas Hunt in the upper body and causing a fatal injury.

Christopher is held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial on the charge of First Degree Murder.

Original Release (May 31, 2019 1:01 p.m.):

At 1:30 a.m. on May 31, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the alley in the rear of the 1000-block of Arncliff Road, 21221 for a fight. When police arrived they found a male suffering from at least one stab wound to the upper body. The victim was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced deceased just after 2:30 a.m.

The victim has been identified as Thomas Eugene Hunt, 51, of the 1000-block of Arncliff Road, 21221. Police are continuing their investigation at this time. If anyone has information about this murder, please call detectives at the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit 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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (May 31, 2019 1:45 p.m.): 

Baltimore County homicide detectives have charged a man for his involvement in the April 27th shooting of two victims resulting in the death of Jessica Diotte. The investigation identified Antonio Jay Dorsey, 30, of the 8500-block of Heath Road, 21236 as being the person responsible for the shooting.

Dorsey has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute. He is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on a denied bond status.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE (May 1, 2019 1:23 p.m.):

The woman shot on Tace Drive April 27 has died. She is identified as Jessica Holly Diotte, 27, of the 2100 block of Southorn Road, 21220. 

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing the investigation into this incident. Anyone with information regarding this shooting should call police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release (April 29, 2019 12:34 p.m.):

Police continue to investigate a shooting in the 1100 block of Tace Drive in Essex that occurred just before midnight on Saturday.

Police located an adult male and an adult female victim upon their arrival, both suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. Both were taken to area hospitals with life-threatening wounds. The suspect(s) fled prior to police arrival.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact BCoPD detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017