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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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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 (July 8, 2019 4:15 p.m.):

Booking photo of Jonathan Hickey.Police have identified the deceased victim of a shooting on North Point Road, 21219 early yesterday morning as 26-year-old Brandon Austin Boemmel of the 6700 block of North Point Road.

Jonathan Clay Hickey (28) of the 7500 block of North Point Road, 21219 has been charged with first and second degree murder and remains held without bond following a bail review hearing today.

Original Release (July 7, 2019 12:05 p.m.):

One man has died, another arrested, following a disturbance that escalated into a fatal shooting in Edgemere early this morning.

The victim, a 26-year-old man not yet identified, died at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center around 4:30 this morning while he was being treated for at least one gunshot wound to the upper body.

Officers responded to the 7500 block of North Point Road for the shooting just after 2 a.m. Medics responded to the scene and began treating the victim immediately, who was in critical condition while being transported to the hospital.

The suspect involved in the shooting remained at the scene and was taken to police headquarters for questioning. The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding this fatal shooting.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017