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UPDATE (August 26, 2020 10 a.m.):

Police have charged three suspects in a shooting on Rockdale Terrace early Saturday morning.

Officers were responding to a call for shots fired in the area of Rockdale Terrace and Florida Road, 21208 shortly after 3 a.m. where they observed a vehicle matching that of one taken in a carjacking just over an hour earlier. Officers stopped the vehicle and confirmed that it had been taken from a man in the 6600 block of Dogwood Road, 21244, around 1:50 a.m. The victim in that case, an adult man, was assaulted during the carjacking and ultimately transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds. The suspects were taken into custody for the carjacking at that time.

A short time later, at approximately 3:33 a.m., police were dispatched for a shooting victim near the area where the call for shots fired had been dispatched. Officers located a man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit responded to assume the investigation into the shooting. They determined that the same suspects responsible for the carjacking were also responsible for shooting the man during an armed robbery as he was walking home from 7-Eleven along Rockdale Terrace, and that they were trying to flee the scene of the shooting when they were stopped by officers who recognized the vehicle from the earlier carjacking.

The three suspects all remain held on no bail status following bail review hearings, charged with the following:

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • First degree assault
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime
  • Robbery
  • Armed robbery

The suspects are identified as follows:

  • Brandon Antonio Muldrow (30) of the 2900 block of Rockroads Avenue, 21215
  • Eric Raymon Harrington (28) of the 1900 block of Merritt Boulevard, 21222
  • Adam Aria Arasteh (19) of the 15700 block of Ensor Mill Road, 21152

Original Release (August 22, 2020 2:26 p.m.):

Police Investigate Shooting in Windsor Mill Today

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in Windsor Mill this morning that left one man injured. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that just after 3:30 a.m. on August 22, the victim, an adult male, was shot in the upper body while walking in 3600 block of Rockdale Terrace, 21244. Responding officers placed a tourniquet on the victim before he was transported to a local hospital by medics. The suspects fled prior to police arriving.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate this incident and ask anyone who may have additional information to call 410-307-2020. 

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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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

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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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Update: January 23, 2:45 p.m.:

Baltimore County Police have identified the man found dead Monday by firefighters as they were conducting salvage operations following a small house fire in Catonsville. 

He is Francisco J. Cabezas, 34. His last known address is in the Gaithersburg area.

Original release:

The body of a man was found last night in the attic area of a house in Catonsville following a small dwelling fire.

The victim has not yet been identified by Baltimore County Police fire investigators, whose investigation is ongoing. The victim was found by Baltimore County firefighters as they conducted ovehaul following the one-alarm fire.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 400 block of Commonwealth Ave., 21228, at 6:59 p.m. First-arriving crews saw smoke coming from the gables. Crews knocked the fire at 7:07 p.m.

Investigators said the house appeared to be vacant and the victim was living in the attic space, using a fire to keep warm.

An autopsy by the Office of the State Medical Examiner is pending.

 
 
Revised October 16, 2020               
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