November 20, 2021


On Monday, November 29, members of the Baltimore County Police Department arrested 33-year-old Shane L. Walters, of the 7100 block of Rolling Bend Rd., 21244. Walters has been charged with first degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Adia Smith on Friday, November 19. Smith was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the 1600 block of Belmont Ave., 21244. According to charging documents, Walters shot Smith during a verbal argument. Walters remains in custody.

UPDATE November 22, 2021 

Baltimore County Police have identified the victim in this homicide as 24-year-old Adia Smith.

ORIGINAL November 20, 2021

At approximately 3 p.m., Friday, officers responded to the 1600 block of Belmont Ave. for a reported shooting. When officers arrived they located a 24-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound. Medics transported the woman to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

As this investigation continues, homicide detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to please call 911 or 410-307-2020. To be eligible for a reward, phone 1-866-7Lockup.


Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

iWatch Report Suspicious Activity

Do you see or know of something suspicious? BCoPD asks you to partner with us by submitting tips about suspicious activity through our iWatch Baltimore County tip form.

Send us your tips any day and any time. Or, email your tip to