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A 68-year-old man has died of injuries suffered as a result of a kitchen fire in a Lansdowne apartment building.

The victim is William Melvin Riggins, of the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle, 21227. He died May 11, one day after a small, accidental grease fire.

The fire was dispatched at 7:41 p.m. on May 10. 

The victim was transported to St. Agnes Hospital with minor smoke inhalation.  He was transferred to a local hospice facility for treatment of complications from the smoke inhalation and a preexisting illness and died at that facility.

This victim is the fifth fire fatality in Baltimore County so far this year.

UPDATE (September 14, 2017 2:59 p.m.):

Police have charged Omar Mydie Hamilton (18) of the unit block of Deepspring Court in Reisterstown, 21136 with the shooting death of Larry Lynch on February 4, 2017.

Police believe that Hamilton and another still unidentified suspect shot and killed Mr. Lynch during an attempted home-invasion robbery. Mr. Lynch defended himself, shooting Hamilton, but the other suspect fled the scene and was not apprehended.

Hamilton is charged with 1st Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

 

 

Original Release (February 5, 2017 2:21 p.m.):

On February 4th just before 9:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for a shooting in the 2900-block of Lakebrook Circle, 21227. When officers arrived they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, inside an apartment. One the victims inside the apartment, Larry Lynch, Jr., 28, of the 2900-block of Lakebrook Circle, 21227, was pronounced deceased by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel. The second victim, Omar Hamilton, 17, of the 2900-block of Lakebrook Circle, 21227, was transported to a local hospital and is listed in serious condition.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading up to this crime. If anyone has information about this double shooting, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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, text message, or online.

UPDATE (March 27 3:55 p.m.):

Two suspects have been charged in a shooting that occurred on Lakebrook Circle in Lansdown Saturday night.

Willie Edward Bulls III, 27, of the 4000 block of Wilsby Avenue in Baltimore City and Jamal Akeen Flowers, 27, of the 3300 block of Lawnview Avenue in Baltimore City are both charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, and the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony/Violent Crime. Both are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police responded to the area of Lakebrook Circle and Charleston Avenue around 9:54 p.m. Saturday night when a citizen called 9-1-1 after hearing gunshots fired. Shortly thereafter a 22-year-old man walked in to St. Agnes Hospital suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the lower body. The victim told police that he was shot while walking in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle after being approached by one of the suspects. Both suspects then fled the scene. Police secured the crime scene and quickly developed suspect information. Both suspects were arrested and charged Sunday morning.

Original Release (March 26, 2017 1:32 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate after a man walked in to a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

Police were called to the hospital for a man suffering a gunshot wound to the lower body around 9:53 p.m. on Saturday night. They have been able to determine that the victim, an adult male, was outside in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in Lansdown when he was shot. He is expected to survive his injuries. Police are still uncertain of the circumstances surrounding the shooting but believe the victim was targeted.

The suspect remains unidentified at this time.

This crime continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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, text message, or online.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017