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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.

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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.

UPDATE (August 8, 2019 3:18 a.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have charged two suspects in the death of Glenroy St. Aubyn Copeland after his body was discovered in Patapsco State Park on June 16.

Renardo Giovanni Whitehead (19) of the 3900 block of Briarwood Drive in Laurel and Dion D'Angelo Boler (26) of the 5600 block of Harpers Farm Road in Columbia are both charged with first degree murder after the results of an autopsy yielded cause and manner of death to be homicide by multiple gunshot wounds. Both Whitehead and Boler are held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following bail review hearings.

UPDATE (June 21, 2019 10:57 a.m.):

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the body of a man found in Patapsco State Park Sunday night as Glenroy St. Aubyn Copeland (27) of the 7700 block of Alastor Court in Elkridge, Maryland.  

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is now investigating this death as a homicide.

Original Release (June 17, 2019 4:17 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after the body of an adult man was found in Patapsco State Park last night.

A woman walking her dog along a trail in the park discovered the body around 5 p.m. last night near River and Thistle roads. The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, as well as for identification purposes.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be continuing the investigation into the man's death.

Update: (July 12, 2019 4:50 p.m.): 

Baltimore County Police are releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting of the suspect on July 6, 2019 at the Duke’s Motel in the 7900-block of Pulaski Highway, 21237.

Officer McCampbell is a 20-year veteran currently assigned to Tactical Unit. He has not been involved in any prior shootings. Officer McCampbell has been placed on routine administrative leave.

UPDATE (July 8, 12:50 p.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have identified the suspect in the police-involved shooting at Duke’s Motel Saturday night as the same suspect who shot a woman in Windsor Mill earlier that morning. The suspect is identified as Kareem Omar Morgan (43) of the 2000 block of Shore Road, 21222.

Morgan died during an exchange of gunfire with police Saturday night as officers from the Tactical Team attempted to execute a search and seizure warrant and arrest warrant at the room he was staying in at Duke’s Motel.

The Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs Unit are continuing their investigation into this officer-involved shooting.

Original Release (July 7, 2019 1:54 a.m.):

An exchange of gunfire as officers attempted to execute both an arrest and a search and seizure warrant at Duke's Motel in Rosedale resulted in the suspect suffering a gunshot wound. The suspect was wanted in connection with a shooting in Windsor Mill early this morning and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Early Morning Shooting in Windsor Mill

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Winding Brook Way around 5 a.m. when the victim called 9-1-1 after being shot by her ex-boyfriend.

The suspect forced his way into the woman's townhome, then became involved in a physical altercation with her, during which she was shot at least once in the lower body. The suspect fled the location in a vehicle following the shooting. The woman, 37, was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive her wounds.

Officer-Involved Shooting at Duke's Motel

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit continued to follow leads throughout the morning and afternoon hours in an attempt to locate the suspect. Patrol officers throughout the county were made aware of the description of a vehicle the suspect may be driving. An astute officer from the White Marsh Precinct located the vehicle parked on the lot at Duke's Motel in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale.

The Tactical Operations Team was utilized to serve the warrants at a room believed to be occupied by the suspect from the Windsor Mill shooting. As the team began to breach the motel room there was an exchange of gunfire, during which the sole occupant of the room suffered a gunshot wound. He was immediately treated by medics staged nearby for the warrant execution but subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene. No officers were injured during the exchange.

At this hour detectives are continuing to work to positively identify the deceased suspect and make proper death notifications. A firearm was recovered from inside the motel room.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation into the officer-involved shooting. Any officer identified as being involved in the shooting will be placed on routine administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation by the Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs Unit, which will then be forwarded to the Office of the State's Attorney for review.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017