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UPDATE (July 19, 2019 10:30 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged the suspect responsible for the July 18th homicide at the Comfort Inn on Loch Raven Boulevard. 

Deonte James Griffin, 26, of the 3700-block of Eastman Road, 21133 has been charged with first degree murder, first degree assault, and use of a firearm to commit a crime of violence. He is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections, pending a bail review hearing today at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

UPDATE (July 18, 2019 4:18 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit detectives have arrested a suspect in the homicide of a man at the Comfort Inn on Loch Raven Boulevard early this morning.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim, identified as Jeremiah David Koch (30) from Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania, was summoned to a room at the Comfort Inn by a third man to help calm the suspect, who was in an agitated state. The suspect, who is not yet being identified pending formal charges, produced a handgun. The third man ran from the room, calling 9-1-1 and reporting hearing shots fired.

When officers arrived they found the victim deceased in the room, suffering from trauma to the upper body, presumably a gunshot wound. Detectives are still awaiting results of an autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to confirm the cause and manner of death.

The suspect initially fled the scene but was later located in the area and taken into custody. The identity of the suspect will be released tomorrow following formal charging.

Original Release (July 18, 2019 1:25 p.m.):

Police remain on the scene of what is being investigated as a homicide at the Comfort Inn on Loch Raven Boulevard.

Officers were dispatched to the hotel at 8801 Loch Raven Boulevard around 2:26 a.m. for a call of a man with a gun. When officers arrived they were directed to a room inside the hotel where they discovered an adult man with trauma to the upper body. The man, who has not yet been positively identified, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Homicide Unit will continue the investigation into this death. Additional details will be released as they are made available. Anyone who may have information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020.

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UPDATE (July 17, 2019 1:13 p.m.):

Booking photo of Marquis MatthewsThe suspect in the shooting on Kingston Road in Middle River Monday night is identified as Marquis Devonn Warren Matthews (42) of the 2100 block of Vailthorn Road, 21220.

Matthews is charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime. Matthews is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Original Release (July 16, 2019 11:42 a.m.):

One man has been seriously injured in a shooting in Middle River late last night.

Police responded to a call for a shooting in the 100 block of Kingston Road around 11 p.m. and found a man, 29, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body that caused a life-threatening injury. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment but is expected to survive his wounds.

A suspect who fled the scene following the shooting has been taken into custody. His identity is withheld pending formal charges.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and suspect are acquainted and have had an ongoing personal dispute that culminated in the shooting last night.

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

One man is dead, another injured, following a disturbance that led to a shooting outside a bar in Windsor Mill.

Officers responded to the parking lot of Golden Dragon Bar and Grill in the 8100 block of Liberty Road around 1:45 a.m. after 9-1-1 received a call for a shooting from the complainant, identifying himself as an off-duty officer. Two men suffering from gunshot wounds were located and transported to area hospitals.

As the bar was closing and patrons were leaving, a disturbance on the parking lot drew the attention of another patron who has since been determined to be a security forces member of the Maryland Air National Guard with a gun permit. The airman saw the suspect, a 36-year-old man, with a gun. The airman drew his gun and issued commands to the suspect to drop the weapon. There was an exchange of gunfire that followed.

The suspect was struck by gunfire during the exchange and suffered a fatal wound. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The airman was not injured during the exchange.

A second adult man in the area at the time of the exchange was also struck by gunfire, suffering a non-fatal gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation into this shooting. A gun was recovered at the scene of the shooting.

The decedent is identified as Jerome Dewitt Garrison (36) with a last-known-address in the Irvington area.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017