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UPDATE (September 24, 2018 12:45 p.m.):

Five suspects have been indicted in the shooting at an Owings Mills Target store in March following a lengthy investigation.

Detectives from Precinct 3 - Franklin Investigative Services Team have determined that the incident stemmed from an intended robbery following a planned meet for a sale set up on the "OfferUp" app.

Booking photos of suspects in shooting at Target in MarchOne suspect, identified as Travonne Smith, listed an item for sale on "OfferUp" and planned to meet with another suspect, Elexis Turner, at Target for the sale. Travonne Smith brought suspect Kaneil Vaughn with him for the meeting. Elexis Turner conspired with her boyfriend, suspect Deion Petty, and another suspect, Ronald Williams, to rob Travonne Smith of the merchandise.

Smith sat with Turner at a table in the Target Cafe while she inspected the item for sale. She distracted him while Petty approached and grabbed Smith from behind. Vaughn saw what was happening and fired a gun, striking a wall behind Smith and Petty. Williams, who was monitoring the situation from another area of the store, responded and with Petty began to punch and kick Smith. Vaughn fled the Target store. Turner took Smith's cell phone and the item he was selling and fled with Petty and Williams. Smith also fled following the incident.

Detectives first identified the person in the security video with the glasses as Travonne Jamal Smith (22) of the 4500 block of Creekside Circle, 21117. During initial interviews he deliberately identified the shooter as someone other than Kaneil Vaughn. Smith is accordingly charged with Obstructing and Hindering and Making a False Statement to an Officer. He has since posted bond.

The shooter, who arrived at Target with Smith, was subsequently identified as Kaneil Krashawn Vaughn (19) of no permanent address in Owings Mills, 21117. He is charged with multiple counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and First Degree Assault along with a number of firearms related charges. He remains held without bail in the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections.

The three suspects who conspired to rob Smith have all been charged with Robbery, Second Degree Assault, Misdemeanor Theft, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. They are identified as follows:

Deion Larmont Petty (23) of the 3300 block of East Northern Parkway, 21206. He has been remanded to the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections, held without bail.

Elexis Milahn Turner (21) of the 2800 block of Parkview Trail, 21214. She has been released on bond.

Ronald Anthony Williams (26) of the 9400 block of Fitzharding Lane, 21117. He has been remanded to the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections, held without bail.

UPDATE (June 8, 2018 2:26 p.m.):

Detectives Identify Two Suspects Wanted in Connection with Shooting at Owings Mills Target Store

Detectives from the Franklin Precinct Investigative Services Team have obtained warrants for two adults involved in the shooting at a Target store cafeteria on March 12, and are now asking for assistance from the public in locating the suspects.

The first suspect is identified as Ronald Anthony Williams, age 26. He is described as approximately 6'01" and 280 pounds with brown eyes and black shoulder length dredlocks. He is known to frequent areas in Baltimore City, Pikesville, and Owings Mills.

The second suspect is identified as Travonne Jamal Smith, age 22. He is described as approximately 5'07" and 125 pounds with brown eyes, glasses, and short black hair. He is known to frequent areas in Baltimore City and Owings Mills.

Anyone who sees these suspects is asked to contact 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone who may have information on the possible whereabouts of either of these suspects is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

This case remains under investigation by the Franklin Precinct Investigative Services Team.

Original Release (March 26, 2018 1:55 p.m.):

Police Seek Information on Suspects in Target Shooting

Baltimore County Police are now asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a shooting at Target in Owings Mills two weeks ago.

Shoppers were left startled and afraid when a gunshot rang out in the Target cafe at 11200 Reisterstown Road, 21117 around 5:41 p.m. on Monday, March 12. Two of the subjects involved in the incident fled the store toward Dolfield Boulevard on foot while the rest were seen fleeing in a vehicle southbound on Reisterstown Road following the shooting.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but surveillance video shows one suspect shooting toward two of the other subjects involved in the incident when they became engaged in a physical altercation. It is still unclear which of the two was the intended target. Police believe that the shooter is one of the subjects seen fleeing the scene on foot toward Dolfield Boulevard after attempting to fire a second round, which jammed in the gun.

Police are now asking for the public's help in identifying the individuals pictured in these still frames from the Target security surveillance video. Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Detectives from the Franklin - Precinct 3 Investigative Services Unit continue to work this case.

The Baltimore County Police Department has arrested and charged two men and two juveniles, who have been charged as adults, for their involvement in several robberies targeting Baltimore area business owners. These suspects are responsible for eight robberies in Baltimore County.

“The closure of these cases is a clear example of the work performed by the men and women of the Baltimore County Police Department on a daily basis,” said Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan.

Starting in September of this year, police began to receive reports from business owners who were followed by the suspect from their places of business to their homes in Baltimore County. The location of each robbery is listed below. 

Date                               Location

9/15/17               1700 block of Yakona Road, 21234
11/7/17               9100 block of Panorama Drive, 21128
11/8/17               8900 block of Talc Drive, 21237
11/16/17             1100 block of Pelham Wood Road, 21234
11/21/17             1700 block Yakona Road, 21234
11/26/17             2300 block of Salem Village Road, 21234
11/27/17             9300 block of Indian Trail Way, 21128
11/27/17             Unit block of Miceli Court, 21234

The same victims were targeted by the suspects on September 15 and November 21. In both incidents, the victims were returning home after closing their restaurant. The suspects approached the victims in front of their home and threatened them with a handgun. One of the victims was able to produce his own weapon during the November 21 robbery, causing the suspects to flee.

During the November 16 robbery at Pelham Wood Road, the suspects did fire several rounds from handguns at one of the victims. Fortunately, neither of the victims were injured during the incident. The suspects did steal money and belongings from the victims before fleeing from the area.  

Just after 4 p.m. on November 27 the suspects approached a victim while the man was standing at his mailbox. The victim was assaulted and suffered serious head injuries. During the robbery, the suspects used the victim’s keys to steal his vehicle. On the same date at 6 p.m., police responded to the unit block of Miceli Court, 21234 for an armed robbery. The victims told police that they were approached by several suspects holding handguns, after returning home from work. During the robbery, the suspects used keys stolen from the victims to steal two more additional cars. All of the cars stolen during these robberies were later recovered.

Criminal Investigations Bureau detectives received information from investigators from the Towson and Parkville Precincts in addition to information gained from a police contact with the suspects during the time frame of the robberies which led to the identification of the suspects. Detectives worked in a coordinated effort along with the assistance of several units within the Police Department in order to locate evidence connecting the individuals responsible for these violent crimes. Detectives also recovered a handgun and other weapons that were used during the robberies.

According to Colonel Steven M. Hlavach, Commander of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, “These cases were solved due to the collaboration between our precinct personnel, detectives, and support units.”

The suspects have been identified as:

  • Anthony Milton King, Jr., 31, of the 2900 block of Woodland Avenue, 21215. King was arrested on November 27 and charged with two counts each of armed robbery, armed carjacking, robbery, use of a handgun in a crime of violence, first-degree assault, theft and one count of carjacking.
  • Antonio Larry, Jr., 30, of the 1600 block of Riggs Avenue, 21217. Larry was arrested on November 28 and charged with three counts of accessory after the fact, three counts of fraud, and numerous credit card and theft offenses.
  • Brekwan Kareem McFadden, 16, of the 700 block of Wyanoak Avenue, 21218 was arrested on November 27. McFadden has been charged with two counts each of armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, theft, use of a firearm to commit a crime of violence, and three counts armed carjacking.
  • Melvin Norong Thompson, 17, of the 700 block of Wyanoke Avenue, 21218 was also arrested on November 27. He has been charged with two counts each of armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, theft, and three counts of armed carjacking.

King, Larry, and McFadden are currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. Thompson was released on his own recognizance. County Police are working with other jurisdictions to determine if this group is responsible for additional robberies in the area. 

Booking photo of each suspect

Photo of four suspects arrested in robberies of business owners.

UPDATE (May 23, 2017 3:55 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged Antonio Tremayne Jones (45) of the 4900 block of Aberdeen Avenue in Baltimore, 21206, with the shooting of the Baltimore City Police Officer last Thursday. Jones is the estranged husband of the victim's girlfriend.

Jones is charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, and the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original Release (May 18, 2017 10:23 a.m.):

An off-duty Baltimore Police officer was shot last night at his home in Gwynn Oak.

Around 11:22 p.m. yesterday, police from the Woodlawn Precinct were dispatched to a the home after a man, later determined to be a 50-year-old off-duty city officer, was shot through his front door. 

The victim went to answer a knock at his front door but was shot through the door before opening it. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injury.

This shooting continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

Detectives are exploring whether this was a targeted shooting. Detectives do not believe the shooting is connected to any criminal activity on the part of the victim.

Police are withholding the victim's address due to safety concerns.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Reward Offered

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Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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Revised June 27, 2017