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UPDATE (August 10, 2020 11:23 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police detectives arrested two more suspects in connection with the death of Benjamin Knefel on July 3. Ajuan McDaniel (17) and Avion McDaniel (16), both of the unit block of Bonbon Court, 21136 were charged with first-degree murder. They are held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status. 

UPDATE (July 31, 2020 1:56 p.m.):

Suspect Arrested in July 3 Murder in Owings Mills

On July 3 just before 10 p.m. Baltimore County Police responded to the unit block of Richmar Road, 21117 for a shooting. Responding officers found the victim, Benjamin Knefel (31) of the unit block of Richmar Road, 21117, shot multiple times in the upper body. He was pronounced deceased by medics.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and another person argued with the victim as they stood on the parking lot of the location. During the argument, the suspect shot the victim. After the victim fell to the ground, the suspect shot the victim again and then fled the scene.

Artis McDaniel, III (19) of the unit block of Bonbon Court, 21136 was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Original Release (July 04, 2020 11:20 p.m.):

Police Investigate a Shooting in Owings Mills That Left a Man Dead

On July 3 just before 10 p.m. Baltimore County Police responded to the unit block of Richmar Road, 21117 for a shooting. Responding officers found the victim, Benjamin Knefel (31) of the unit block of Richmar Road, 21117, shot multiple times in the upper body. He was pronounced deceased by medics.

Baltimore County Police Department's Homicide Detectives are continuing the investigation into this murder. Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact Baltimore County 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

photo of Deontae Vilada Belcher

Baltimore County Police need your help finding a man missing from Rosedale.

Deontae Vilada Belcher (25) was last seen on April 11 in the 7900 block of 33rd Street, 21237. He was seen leaving with a friend and may have been going to the North Avenue and Fulton Avenue, 21217 area of Baltimore.

Belcher is described as being 5'3, 125-pounds, a short black afro hair style and tattoos on his neck that say "Gift" and "1995". He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white shirt, blue jeans and Fila brand tennis shoes.    

Baltimore County Police Missing Person Detectives continue to investigate his disappearance. If you have any information that could help locate him, contact detectives at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

photo of victim Isaiah Micah McKnightUpdate (April  27, 2020 3:28 p.m.)

Baltimore County Police need your help finding out who murdered Isaiah McKnight in Lochearn on January 8.

Police responded to the 3800 block of Southern Cross Drive just after midnight for a shooting. The investigation determined that the two victims were sitting inside of a U-Haul truck when two suspects, one armed with a weapon, walked up to the driver side window and shot both victims. The suspects fled the scene.  

Isaiah McKnight (20), pictured here, of the 3800 block of Southern Cross Drive, 21207 was shot and pronounced deceased at the scene by medics. The second victim, a 19-year-old man, was shot in the upper body and transported to a local hospital. He survived his injuries.

Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives continue investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information should contact Detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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: http://metrocrimestoppers.org/

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Original Release (January 9, 2020 2:52 p.m.)

County Police Investigating January 8th Double Shooting, One Man Killed

Just before midnight on January 8, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to the 3800-block of Southern Cross Drive, 21207 for a shooting. Police arrived and located one of the victims inside a vehicle, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as Isaiah Micah McKnight, 20, of the 3800-block of Southern Cross Drive. The second victim, a 19-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. He is expected to survive his injuries. Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives are actively investigating this murder.

If you have any information about this case, 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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017