UPDATE (January 24, 2020 5 p.m.):

The names of the officers involved in the in-custody sudden death of a man following a Taser deployment Tuesday night are identified as follows:

  • Officer First Class Miller #5098 is a 20 ½ year veteran permanently assigned to Precinct 3-Franklin.
  • Officer First Class Besaw #5259 is a 13 year veteran permanently assigned to Precinct 3-Franklin.
  • Officer McElfish #5904 is a 4 year veteran permanently assigned to Precinct 3-Franklin.
  • Officer Cantrell #6288 is a probationary officer assigned to the field training program in Precinct 3-Franklin.

All four officers are on routine administrative leave as the incident continues to be investigated.

Original Release (January 22, 2020 9:06 a.m.):

At 11:18 p.m. on January 21, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to a home located in the unit block of Gwynnswood Road, 21117 for an injured person. Officers arrived at the residence and attempted to provide assistance. The man’s demeanor suddenly changed and he became volatile and extremely combative with the officers. At that time, the officers deployed a Taser.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he subsequently went into cardiac arrest and was later pronounced deceased. He has been identified as Gamel Antonio Brown, 30, of the unit-block of Gwynnswood Road, 21117. Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues.