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A double shooting in Essex left one man dead this morning.

At 5:11 a.m. officers responded to the 900 block of Holgate Drive for a shooting. Arriving officers found two adult men outside a home who were both suffering gunshot wounds. Medics responded and transported one man to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The second man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The deceased man has been identified as David Leroy King, 29, of the 2100 block of Westfield Road.

Baltimore County Homicide Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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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, online or via mobile app.

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Frank Wilcox, 35, has been charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree assault. Wilcox is a 17-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. His most recent assignment was at the White Marsh Precinct.

Just before 1:00 a.m. on January 6, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to the 7400-block of Blevins Avenue, 21219 for the report of an assault. The subsequent investigation determined that Wilcox began an argument with the homeowners at this location over a domestic issue, forced his way inside the house, and then pushed the victim. The victim fell to the floor after being pushed. Other witnesses were able to remove Wilcox from the area prior to police arrival. Wilcox later turned himself into police during the investigation.

“The officers of the Baltimore County Police Department are obligated to not only enforce the law but to uphold the law in both their professional and personal lives. The allegations that have been made in this case are serious and very concerning, they are not representative of the values and ethics of the many officers and professional staff of the Baltimore County Police Department who dedicate their lives to ensuring the safety of others. Mr. Wilcox remains suspended without pay while the judicial process takes place,” according to Corporal Shawn Vinson. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on a denied bail status.

On December 17 at 7:30 p.m., the 153rd Recruit Class will take their oath of office and join the ranks of the Baltimore County Police Department. The ceremony will take place at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, 21286.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will join Chief Melissa R. Hyatt in her first graduation class since becoming the Chief in June. The Police Chief will be joined by Sheriff  R. Jay Fisher, Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office; Chief Edward Jackson, Annapolis Police Department; and Al Liebno, Acting Executive Director of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

Chief Hyatt and Melissa McDermott Lane, Department Chair of Criminal Justice Studies at the Community College of Baltimore County, will present the academic diplomas. The Chief will also present the awards. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office. Chaplain Gary Cross will preside over the benediction and adjournment.

“The hard work, integrity and professionalism that has been both instilled and exemplified in this 153rd class of recruits will prepare them for their service to those who live, work, attend school and visit Baltimore County. Congratulations to these officers as they officially join the ranks of the Baltimore County Police Department,” said Chief Melissa Hyatt.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments:

Precinct 1 – Wilkens

Officer Nichole A. Campbell
Officer Shanae S. Jones
Officer Thacker J. Nigro
Officer David H. Shaham

Precinct 2 – Woodlawn

Officer Matthew D. Edwards
Officer Tyler C. Grier
Officer Robert James, III

Precinct 3 – Franklin

Officer Humphrey A. Adusei
Officer Matthew A. Caltrider
Officer Donald A. Cantrell
Officer Bria L. Matthews
Officer Nikolas A. Rivera

Precinct 4 – Pikesville

Officer Jacob B. Fiedler
Officer Stephanie Fila

Precinct 6 – Towson

Officer Tyler S. Newberry
Officer Scott P. Schmedes
Officer Reza Soleimani Faraz
Officer Kristina T. Vlard
Officer Philip G. Waltermyer

Precinct 7 – Cockeysville

Officer Steven A. Sherrill, Jr.

Precinct 8 – Parkville

Officer Haya Kelani
Officer Michael A. Milchling
Officer Thomas P. Smith, III

Precinct 9 – White Marsh

Officer Caitlin M. Bishop
Officer Justin A. LeRoy
Officer Charles J. McGroarty
Officer Anthony C. Zappardino

Precinct 11 – Essex

Officer Shelby M. Bobbie
Officer William L. Collazo-Brown
Officer Conor J. McMachan
Officer Amanda N. Stonesifer
Officer Norman L. Thompson, Jr.

Precinct 12 – Dundalk

Officer Brandon M. Langley
Officer Malik J. McLaughlin
Officer Tyler N. Rees

Baltimore County Sheriff’s Department

Deputy Christopher Adams
Deputy Jin W. Lee

Annapolis Police Department

Officer Matthew J. Arnold
Officer Edward Latney
Officer Amanda M. Oris
Officer Elijah T. Tolstoi

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017