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Keyword: homicide investigation

UPDATE (October 15, 2019 11:06 a.m.):

The man found deceased in a field in Upperco yesterday afternoon is identified as Thomas Blanton Jr of the 2300 block of Mayberry Road, 21158.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and await the results of an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Original Release (October 14, 2019 5:46 p.m.):

Police are investigating after a body was found in a field in Upperco this afternoon.

Police responded to the 16800 block of Ridge Rd at 12:28 p.m. after an adult man's body was discovered in the field.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is investigating to determine the identity of the man and will await autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information should contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is now investigating a serious assault case after the victim died of his injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the man's death a homicide from multiple head injuries with complications this morning after an autopsy was performed. The man, identified as William David Johnson Jr. (78) with no fixed address, remained hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center since the incident on September 24 until his death Sunday morning, October 6.

Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Eastern Boulevard for a call of an unconscious subject just after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, September 24.The victim had been struck repeatedly with a blunt object, causing multiple injuries to the man.

No suspect has yet been identified in this case, which has been forwarded to the Homicide Unit for further investigation. Anyone who may have information is asked to call 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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 9, 2019 1:37 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two men with first degree murder in the shooting death of Derrick Laurence Towe-Williams on Shenton Road Sunday morning during an apparent drug transaction.

Cory Dwayne Fennell (21) of the 4800 block of Truesdale Avenue, 21206 and Markus Haggins (26) of the 2800 block of Forest Glen Road, 21216 are both held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following bail review hearings today.

UPDATE (August 5, 2019 3:49 p.m.):

Police have identified the man killed in a shooting on Shenton Road yesterday morning as Derrick Laurence Towe-Williams (27) of the 3900 block of Shenton Road, 21133.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate this incident and asks anyone with information to contact them 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

Original Release (August 4, 2019 5:51 p.m.):

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Randallstown this afternoon.

Officers responded to the 3900 block of Shenton Road at 11:19 a.m. for an assault call. Upon arrival they found an adult man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident but believe this victim was targeted. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017