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Keyword: first degree murder

Booking photo of David Marvin HaasDavid Marvin Haas Jr is arrested and charged in the death of a 2-year-old child.

Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Garden Drive in Essex on June 29 for a cardiac arrest after Haas called 9-1-1 just before 9 p.m. Haas was babysitting the child, his girlfriend's son, when the boy stopped breathing. The child was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit was contacted due to the age and injuries observed on the child. An autopsy was conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the results of which were returned to police on July 8 indicating cause and manner of death to be multiple injuries and homicide.

The Homicide Unit continued their investigation into the child's death and determined that the injuries he suffered were inconsistent with the account of events given to police by Haas.

Haas was arrested on Tuesday, charged with First Degree Child Abuse Resulting in Death and First Degree Murder. Following a bail review hearing yesterday, he is held on no bond status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

UPDATE (May 6, 2019 2:50 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives made two arrests this weekend in the death of Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez, an innocent bystander who was shot Thursday afternoon in front of the SaveMart in Lansdowne.

Deandre Larenzo Buckson (27) of the 3000 block of Bero Road, 21227 and Linwood Ronald Buckson (28) of the 800 block of West Fairmount Avenue, 21201 were both arrested Friday night and are presently held without bail pending bail review hearings today.

Detectives determined that just prior to the shooting the two men drove to Speedy Mart at 3815 Hollins Ferry Road next to the Lansdowne Shopping Center. While Deandre Buckson entered the Speedy Mart, Linwood Buckson stayed outside and met with another male subject for a drug transaction. During their encounter Linwood Buckson produced a handgun. The two struggled for the handgun, causing it to discharge. The other male subject was able to take the gun from Linwood Buckson and fled past the SaveMart across the Lansdowne Shopping Center parking lot.

Deandre Buckson exited the Speedy Mart and retrieved another handgun from the vehicle, then ran past the Speedy Mart firing shots toward the SaveMart, where Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez was standing. She was struck in the upper body and killed as a result of Deandre Buckson firing the gun at the other fleeing male subject.

Deandre Larenzo Buckson stands charged with first degree murder and his brother, Linwood Ronald Buckson, is charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, first degree assault, and illegal possession of a regulated firearm.

Original Release (May 2, 2019 11:52 p.m.):

An elderly woman is dead after a suspect fired multiple shots at another man but struck her instead.

The woman, who police do not believe was involved in the incident, was struck in the upper body at least once and pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives believe she was inadvertently struck when the suspect fired a gun toward at least one other man across the parking lot in front of the SaveMart in the Lansdowne Shopping Center, 3901 Hollins Ferry Road, around 4:25 p.m. Both the suspect and the other subject(s) fled in opposite directions following the shooting and remain outstanding.

The deceased woman is identified as 78-year-old Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez of the 400 block of Bigley Avenue in Halethorpe, 21227. 

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding this shooting tonight. Anyone who can provide additional information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Additionally, anyone providing tips through Metro Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward.

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UPDATE (March 6, 2019 8:36 a.m.):

Booking photo of Kevin Anthony DipietrantonioThe suspect in last night's domestic-related homicide is identified as Kevin Anthony Dipietrantonio (51) of the 1700 block of Brookview Road, 21222. He is charged with First Degree Murder and held on no bond status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

The couple did have several prior contacts with police that were domestic related incidents and believe that last night's homicide was a culmination of their tumultuous relationship.

Original Release (March 5, 2019 11:32 p.m.):

Just after 6:30 p.m. on March 5, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the 1700-block of Brookview Road, 21222 for a possible homicide. A concerned family member called 9-1-1 from another location to report the incident. County officers entered the residence and located the victim inside the bedroom suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as Janice Lynn Dipietrantonio, 47, of the 1700-block of Brookview Road, 21222. The suspect, identified as another family member, was immediately taken into custody. Additional information will be released once the suspect has been charged with the murder.

Revised June 27, 2017