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UPDATE (September 18, 2018 1:26 p.m.): ^jzp

Wanted homicide suspect, Tavon PowellTavon Powell, wanted for the homicides of Gabrielle Paugh and Aaron Wearins in Dundalk on August 27, was located and apprehended in Kenner, Louisiana this morning by the United States Marshals Service.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit contacted the U.S. Marshals Service after their investigation lead them to believe that Powell had fled the state of Maryland. The U.S. Marshals Service developed information that Powell was staying at a location in Kenner, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans. They confirmed Powell's location this morning and took him into custody.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit will send detectives to Louisiana to further the investigation into the homicides and establish information regarding Powell's flight to that area.

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UPDATE (August 29, 2018 2:30 p.m.): ^sv

On August 29, 2018, Aaron Wearins succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Baltimore County Police continue to search for the suspect, Tavon Powell. 

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UPDATE (August 28, 2018 4 p.m.): ^sv

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect responsible for the double shooting in Dundalk. Tavon Powell (37) is wanted for murder and attempted murder. If anyone has information about Tavon Powell, please call the Baltimore County Police 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, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

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Original Release (August 28, 2018 12:30 p.m.) ^sv

Police Investigating Double Shooting in Dundalk

At 7:30 p.m. on August 27, 2018, Baltimore County Police were called to the unit-block of Wise Avenue, 21222 for a shooting. Officers arrived and found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The female victim, identified as Gabrielle Marie Paugh, 26, of the unit-block of Wise Avenue, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The male victim, Aaron Michael Wearins, 34, of the 3000-block of Mcelderry Street, 21205 is listed in critical condition.

Baltimore County Police homicide detectives are actively pursuing leads and believe that both victims were targeted in this case. If anyone has information about this shooting, please call Baltimore County Police 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, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting on Overlea Avenue in Precinct 8 – Parkville last night that led to the death of a 25-year-old woman.

Tracey Elizabeth Carrington of the 1100 block of Glemsford Road, 21221 and a friend of hers were getting into her car, parked on Overlea Avenue, after they left the S & S lounge at 6800 Belair Road around 8:40 p.m. As Ms. Carrington opened the door to get into the car an unknown suspect walked up and began shooting at her, striking her multiple times. The suspect fled in a dark colored vehicle in an unknown direction. Police and EMS responded to the scene, where Ms. Carrington was pronounced deceased. Her friend was uninjured during the incident.

Police are investigating this as a targeted crime because no robbery or other crime was committed during the shooting and the victim’s friend was unharmed. Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or have any additional information on this crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate this incident this morning.

UPDATE (August 31, 2018 2:55 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged a man in the death of a 2-year-old boy after an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed the boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Booking photo of Shaquiel GriffinShaquiel Malquan Griffin (25) is charged with leaving a firearm where a minor could gain access, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a firearm by a person with a previous felony conviction, and involuntary manslaughter.

Police and medics responded to the 3100 block of Bero Road, 21227 around 3:07 a.m. Tuesday morning after the boy’s mother called 9-1-1. They found Tye Ryder Flint, who would have turned three next month, in cardiac arrest in a spare bedroom. Medics began life-saving procedures but the boy was pronounced deceased at St. Agnes Hospital at 3:49 a.m.

Homicide detectives determined that Griffin, who has no permanent address, was staying in the spare bedroom at the location, and concealed an unsecured loaded handgun in the room. Tye, who had gone to sleep in his mother’s room, entered the spare bedroom while everyone was sleeping, found and discharged the gun which struck him in the head. Griffin retrieved the gun and fled the location prior to police arrival.

Griffin, who also had open warrants in both Baltimore County and Baltimore City at the time of his arrest, remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review hearing earlier today.

Original Release (August 28, 2018 5:38 p.m.): Police Investigating Death of 3 Year Old Child

On August 28, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for an injured child inside a home located in the 3100-block of Bero Road, 21227. Officers responded and found a 3-year-old male suffering from head trauma. The child was transported to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 3:49 a.m. The manner of death has yet to be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Additional details will be released as they become available. (sv)

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017