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Keyword: first degree murder

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

UPDATE (December 20, 2019 12:56 p.m.):

Police have charged a suspect in the death of a man killed in a stabbing on Capella Court yesterday morning.

Booking photo of Carlos Alexander Chevez-AlvarezCarlos Alexander Chavez-Alvarez (37) of the 9800 block of Tailspin Lane, 21220 is charged with first degree murder and held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing scheduled for Monday.

Detectives learned that Chavez-Alvarez confronted the victim, identified as 32-year-old Denys Javie Hernandez-Martinez of the unit block of Capella Court, 21237, in the early morning hours yesterday over a previous dispute. Chavez-Alvarez cut and stabbed the victim, then fled the scene. He was arrested by Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives around 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

We are grateful to the members of our department who work tirelessly every day to make this a safer Baltimore County.

Original Release (December 19, 2019 10:53 a.m.):

Police Investigate Early Morning Homicide in Fontana Village

Police are investigating a homicide following an early morning call for a stabbing in Fontana Village.

Officers responded to the unit block of Capella Court, 21237 at 6:32 a.m. where they located the victim, an adult man, lying unconscious in the parking lot with traumatic injuries. Medics transported the man to Franklin Square Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The body of the victim will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine cause and manner of death. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are on scene and ask anyone who may have additional information to call 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

Update: (12/6/19 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: (11/5/19 3:00 a.m.) 

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

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017