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UPDATE (September 23, 2020 3:07 p.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are releasing images of a person who may have information in the shooting death of Artis Holt on February 21, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the individual in these images, who was in the area of Liberty Road and Milford Mill Drive at the time of the shooting. This witness may have information that could help police further the investigation into this homicide. 

Anyone who recognizes this individual or vehicle, believed to be a 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

For additional details regarding this crime you can watch a segment of the Baltimore County Police cable program, On the Beat, featuring this case. 

UPDATE (February 21, 2020 3:36 p.m.):

One year later police are still searching for the killer of Artis Holt, shot and killed in a parking lot in the 8000 block of Liberty Road.

Artis was following behind friends across the parking lot toward a take-out restaurant when the gunman ran to Artis, shot him, then fled across the parking lot. Police have released surveillance video of the suspect which can be viewed in a segment of our On the Beat cable program.

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in this case has been raised to $5000, eligible to those who submit tips through Metro Crime Stoppers. Tipsters may remain anonymous and can submit their tip on the Metro Crime Stoppers website page for Artis Holt

Original Release (February 22. 2019 11:40 a.m.):

Police Flagged Down Following Deadly Shooting in Windsor Mill

A shooting in the 8000 block of Liberty Road last night left one man dead in a parking lot.

An officer was flagged down by a subject who directed him to the victim lying down in the parking lot of a carryout food business. The victim appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit determined that just minutes before the officer drove into the area the victim was shot by the suspect after leaving the carryout restaurant around 11:56 p.m. The suspect fled prior to the officer's arrival.

The victim is identified as Artis Dewayne Holt (27) of the 1400 block of Clairidge Road, 21207.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Homicide detectives by calling 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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (August 31, 2:52 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have arrested five suspects in connection with the May 29 murder of 16-year-old Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez Ardon. The suspects are believed to be affiliated with the MS-13 gang and were already in custody at the Baltimore County Detention Center for other crimes.

The following suspects were charged with Murder in the First Degree and numerous related charges:

  • Jonathan J. Pesquera-Puerto, 19 years old, from the 600 block of S. Newkirk Street, 21224
  • Edys O. Valenzuella-Rodriguez, 20 years old, from the 2000 block of Dundalk Avenue, 21222
  • Wualter Hernandez-Orellana, 19 years old, no fixed address
  • Asael Ezequie Gonzalez-Merlos, 16 years old, from the 800 block of Baltimore Street, 21202 (charged as an adult)
  • Wilson Art Constanza-Galdomez, 21 years old, no fixed address

Homicide detectives believe the suspects knew the victim and lured her to the park where she was murdered. The suspects’ motivation for the crime was due to her possible affiliation with another rival gang.

All five suspects are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status.

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UPDATE (June 8, 2020 4:33 p.m.):

Police Identify Body of Hispanic Female Found Dead in Cockeysville

The body of a female discovered dead along a walking trail near Loch Raven Reservoir on Friday, May 29, has been identified.

Police have determined that the body, at first believed to be an adult female, is that of 16-year-old Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez Ardon from Glen Cove, New York. She was identified by family members after they reported her missing and were subsequently alerted to our social media posts revealing the girl's tattoos.  

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding this homicide.

^JZP

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UPDATE (June 1, 2020 4:13 p.m.):

Police are releasing additional information in an effort to identify a deceased woman found off of a Cockeysville walking trail near the Loch Raven Reservoir Friday morning.

The victim, believed to be an adult Hispanic woman, has yet to be identified. Detectives from the Baltimore County Homicide Unit are releasing these photographs of some of the tattoos on the woman’s arms in the hope that someone will recognize them and help to identify the body. Additionally, detectives are releasing this caricature of a bear which was pictured on the dark gray shirt the woman was wearing when she was found.

The woman was found along the Merrymans Trail just before 10 a.m. Friday morning. Her death has been ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Anyone who recognizes these tattoos or may be able to help identify this woman is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers (see details below).

Simulation of t-shirt deceased woman was wearing

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Original Release (May 29, 2020 3:57 p.m.):

Woman's Body Discovered in Wooded Area of Cockeysville

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a woman's body was discovered in a wooded area in Cockeysville this morning.

The call was dispatched to Police and Fire Department units as a rescue call just before 10 a.m. A citizen who was walking along a trail in the woods off of Pot Spring Road near Colonade Road, 21030, saw the body of the woman near the edge of a stream at the bottom of a slope. Arriving units located the woman's body and pronounced her deceased at the scene.

The woman's death is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone who has information or may have seen or heard anything unusual in that area recently is asked to contact Homicide detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges 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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

^JZP

UPDATE (August 31, 2020 10:57 a.m.):

The suspect in yesterday's stabbing death of Roger Walker is identified as Shawn Alan Parks (32) of the 200 block of Log House Way, 21136. He is charged with first and second degree murder and held on no bond status pending a bail review hearing.

Original Release (August 30, 2020 3:01 p.m.):

An early morning fight at an Essex establishment escalated, leaving one man dead and another injured.

Officers responded to 'Brewers Landing Bar & Grill' in the 800 block of Woodrow Avenue, 21221 at 1:41 a.m. after multiple fights broke out, resulting in one man being stabbed and the suspect also suffering injuries. The victim was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. The suspect was also transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries but remains in police custody.

The victim is identified as Roger Paul Walker (25) of the 400 block of Torner Road, 21221. The suspect's identity will be released following formal charging.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017