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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

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.

Update: 1/10/18 8:55 a.m.

David Mattingly has been located and returned home safe. Thank you to all who shared his information. 

 

Original Release: 1/9/18 10:53 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Reisterstown man. David Mattingly, 74, was last seen at his home in the unit-block of Main Street, 21136. He was last seen wearing an orange jacket and grey pants. Mattingly is described as a white male, 5’08”, and 140 pounds. He suffers from multiple medical conditions. If anyone has information about David Mattingly, please call police at (410) 307-2020. 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017