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WANTED: Brandon Gallen Floyd for robbery, assault and theft.

Brandon Floyd has been identified as the suspect in at least ten cases of robbery, theft, and assault across western Baltimore County, from Towson to Halethorpe, dating back to mid-May. He is also linked to additional cases in surrounding jurisdictions, as well as Pennsylvania. Floyd is last known to have struck in Baltimore County on Tuesday, June 26.

Brandon Floyd typically strikes convenience stores during the overnight hours, including Royal Farms and 7-Eleven, loitering around the store for a short time before approaching the counter and demanding cigarettes or simply walking behind the counter and taking them. He has also stolen merchandise during the afternoons from Walmart, Rite Aid, Game Stop and a liquor store.

Brandon Floyd is easily recognizable with a number of tattoos on his face, including a swirl between his eyebrows, two tear drops under his right eye, two vertical parallel lines above and below his right eye, and "Danielle" written in cursive on the right side of his neck.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit are asking for anyone with information on Brandon Floyd's whereabouts to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

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, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

2016 booking photo of Brandon Gallen Floyd

 

Detectives have been investigating a series of armed robberies committed by a suspect described as a female with teardrop tattoos on her face. Last Wednesday, around 6:30 p.m., detectives finally caught up with her, ending a robbery spree across central Baltimore County and parts of Baltimore City that began and ended at the CVS at 1000 Taylor Avenue.

Kennise Chantelle Burrell (30) of the 4800 block of Norwood Road, 21212 was caught and arrested as she hid behind a bus shelter after shoplifting at that CVS store which, ironically, is exactly where she began her robbery spree on March 25. With this arrest, Baltimore County Police have cleared this shoplifting case and four additional armed robbery cases, with Baltimore City Police clearing a number of armed robbery cases, as well.

Burrell was paying unknown individuals to drive her to the locations where she would commit the armed robberies by showing what appeared to be a handgun on her or in a bag she carried, demanding cash, then have the individual drop her off at another location. On Wednesday, April 25, she was confronted by an employee as she placed items into a bag she was carrying, then shoved the employee in order to flee the store. The driver became suspicious when the employee followed Burrell out of the store, arguing with her as she got back into the car. The driver drove Burrell across the street and made her get out of the vehicle, then called CVS and spoke with an officer that had just arrived on the scene. That is when responding patrol officers saw Burrell attempting to conceal herself behind the shelter at a nearby bus stop. She was immediately arrested without incident.

booking photo of armed robbery suspect, Kennise BurrellBurrell admitted to her involvement in her crimes, blaming a drug addiction for her actions. She remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center on armed robbery, assault, and theft charges.

Booking photo of Kennise Chantelle Burrell

UPDATE (August 2, 2017 2:02 p.m.):

Police have identified the deceased suspect in yesterday's police-involved shooting as Christopher Evin Clapp (35) with no fixed address.

The officer involved in the shooting is identified as Police Officer First Class McCain of Precinct 8. He is a 16-1/2 year veteran of the force with one prior combat shooting in 2006 that did not result in a fatality.

Original Release (August 1, 2017 5:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting early this morning at the Giant grocery store in Catonsville.

Just before 4 a.m. police responded to the 6000 block of Baltimore National Pike after an off-duty, uniformed Baltimore County Police Officer, working secondary employment at Giant, shot and killed a fleeing suspect as the officer was being dragged by the suspect vehicle over 100 feet across the parking lot.

The suspect previously entered the Giant store with canvas grocery bags and filled them with merchandise, including household items such as laundry detergent. The officer watched the suspect walk past all working registers with the bags of merchandise, making no attempt to pay for the items before exiting the store. The officer quickly confirmed with an employee that the suspect had not paid for the items he’d taken, then followed the suspect outside of the store where he saw him get into the driver’s seat of a Lincoln vehicle with a North Carolina registration plate waiting on the parking lot.

The officer approached the driver side window and verbally engaged the suspect, who responded by putting the car’s gear into drive. The officer reached into the vehicle, ordering the suspect to stop the vehicle multiple times, but the suspect rapidly accelerated, squealing the vehicle’s tires on the pavement and speeding away, dragging the officer with the vehicle. Witnesses heard the officer telling the driver to stop multiple times.  The officer drew his service weapon and fired shots into the vehicle at the suspect, killing the suspect and stopping the vehicle.  The deceased suspect’s identity is not being released until notification of next of kin.

An adult male who was in the front seat of the suspect’s Lincoln at the time of the incident was unharmed, but taken to an area hospital for treatment of chest pains following the incident. He has given police an account of the events that is consistent with the accounts of other independent witnesses at the scene and surveillance video obtained from the Giant store.  The Giant grocery store video will be made available at a later time.

Police determined that the Lincoln was not currently registered but was displaying a North Carolina tag registered to a Subaru. Police are still investigating to determine how the suspect came into possession of the Lincoln, which is not currently reported stolen.

While the officer was wearing his Baltimore County Police issued uniform, he was not equipped with a body-worn camera. The body-worn camera policy does not require it be worn with the uniform if an officer is working in a secondary employment capacity.

Per the agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, the officer involved in the shooting will not be identified at this time. The Homicide Unit investigates all police-involved shootings. Once the investigation is complete, the incident will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. The Baltimore County Firearms Discharge Review Board also examines every shot fired by police for compliance with agency policy. As standard procedure, the officer will be placed on administrative status during this process.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017