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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.

The 4th Annual Baltimore County Police Department Baseball Camp is scheduled for June 24 to 28. Precinct 12 Dundalk will host the camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Merritt Point Park located at 7800 Dunmanway in Dundalk 21222.

The week-long camp focuses on underprivileged and at-risk youth from ages 8 to 14. It is free to participants nominated by local schools, recreation councils and other programs. There will be “skills and drills” for the participants in the morning and games after lunch. A cookout is scheduled on the last day of camp.

Officer McElfish, a 25-year veteran of the department who works in Precinct 12 Dundalk, began this program in 2016. He was awarded the Baltimore County Police Foundation's Community Service Award this year for his dedicated efforts in creating and leading youth sports camps and his outstanding commitment to serving the community. He has also played in the minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians.

The camp helps to strengthen relations between police officers and young people.

Watch video from last year's baseball camp.

The 3rd Annual Baltimore County Police Department Baseball Camp is scheduled for June 25 to 29. Precinct 12 Dundalk will host the camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Merritt Point Park located at 7800 Dunmanway in Dundalk 21222.

The week-long camp focuses on underprivileged and at-risk youth from ages 8 to 14. It is free to participants nominated by local schools, recreation councils and other programs. There will be “skills and drills” for the participants in the morning and games after lunch. A cookout is scheduled on the last day of camp.

Officer McElfish, a 24-year veteran of the department who works in Precinct 12 Dundalk, began this program in 2016. He has also played in the minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians.

The camp helps to strengthen relations between police officers and young people.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017