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Keyword: first degree murder

UPDATE (August 5, 2020 4:14 p.m.):

On August 4, Homicide detectives were searching for the fifth suspect wanted in the November 2019 murder of Michael McCoy when they spotted him in a vehicle that he was driving. The suspect led police on a lengthy pursuit that started on Dulaney Valley Road 21286, and traveled along Interstate 695, Interstate 70 and finally towards the 1200-block of Franklintown Road, 21216. A tree was blocking the entire roadway due to the storms and the vehicle had nowhere to go. The suspect fled from the car and was captured after a brief foot pursuit.

Nasir Khalif George, 20, of the 10300-block of Grand Central Avenue, 21117 was arrested on a warrant and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status.

UDPATE (December 6, 2019 1:35 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives have charged four suspects for their involvement in the murder of Michael McCoy. The suspects were taken into custody on November 26, 2019. The suspects have been identified as the following:

  • Jamahl Dwayne Simmons, 20, of the 2500-block of Castlestone Drive, 21237
  • Omoro Nijee Floyd, 21, of the 4200-block of Euclid Avenue, 21229
  • Taikee Allen Carter, 21, of the 3600-block of Hilmar Road, 21244
  • Corey Darrell Downs, 28, of the 1900-block of W. Saratoga Street, 21223

All four suspects have been charged with first-degree murder and are being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

Original Release (November 5, 2019 3 a.m.) 

Shooting on Cedar Drive Kills Man

A shooting in the 3800 block of Cedar Drive in the Pikesville Precinct left one man dead tonight.

Police were called to the scene at 6 p.m. for a shooting. The victim, identified as Michael Anthony McCoy (24) of the 1500 block of King William Drive, 21228, was discovered inside the home suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Sinai Hospital where he later died.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into this deadly shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact them by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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 (April 9, 2020 10:20 a.m.):

bookinig photo of Curtis Ray CarradineBaltimore County Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the February 25 homicide of Anthony Laron Richardson Jr.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Monday for Curtis Ray Carradine Jr. (23) of the 4100 block of Kinsway Street, 21206. He was arrested Tuesday and was charged with first degree murder. Carradine is held on a no bail status pending a bail review at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The investigation into the homicide has determined that Carradine and Michael Kevin Richardson (no relation to Anthony Richardson Jr.), previously charged, targeted the victim, who was shot and killed on Comet Court February 25.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit at 410-307-2020.

 

UPDATE (March 27, 2020 8:51 p.m.):

booking photo of Michael Kevin Richardson JrBaltimore County Police have arrested Michael Kevin Richardson, Jr. (25) in connection with the death of Anthony Laron Richardson Jr. (not related). Michael Richardson has been charged with first degree murder. He was arrested on March 26. Police have determined that he targeted the victim.

On February 25, police responded to the unit block of Comet Court, 21234 for a shooting. The initial investigation determined that Anthony Richardson was shot at least once while on Comet Court. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Michael Richardson is held on a no bail status pending a bail review at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-307-2020.

Original Release (February 26, 2020 9:35 a.m.):

Police Investigate Shooting Death on Comet Court

Baltimore County Police homicide detectives are investigating a shooting last night on Comet Court, 21234. The victim was transported to Sinai Hospital where he later died.

The initial investigation determined that the man, identified as Anthony Laron Richardson, Jr. (23) of the unit block of Solar Circle, 21234, was shot at least once in the unit block of Comet Court in Parkville around 10:25 p.m.

Detectives are continuing to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting and ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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 (December 23, 2019 9:39 a.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have charged a man in the stabbing death of another at Excape Nightclub early Saturday morning.

Booking photo of Joshua David EdwardsJoshua David Edwards (28) of the 200 block of Kershaw Court, 21085 is charged with first degree murder and held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing scheduled for today.

Detectives determined that Edwards initially engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim, identified as David Bryan Collins Jr (32) of the 100 block of Breakwater Court, 21085. The argument escalated into a physical fight during which Edwards produced a knife and stabbed the victim, who later died of  his injuries.

This is yet another example of the dedication of our officers and detectives working together to ensure a safer Baltimore County.

Original Release (December 21, 2019 11:34 a.m.):

One man is dead after a fight led to a stabbing outside a Middle River nightclub early this morning.

Police were dispatched to Excape Nightclub in the 10000 block of Pulaski Highway at 12:15 a.m. for a call of a stabbing. The victim, an adult man, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he later died. The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the stabbing and are asking anyone who may have information to contact them 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, text message, online, or by using their new mobile phone app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017