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Date: Jul 2020

Update (July 31, 2020 3:00 p.m.):

On July 13 around 9:30 a.m. police responded to the 8500 block of Glen Michael Lane, 21133 for a call of a domestic fight where shots were fired. The suspect fled the location and the victim left the scene to go to the hospital prior to police arrival.

The preliminary investigation determined that the victim argued with his wife, whom he is separated from, her family and her boyfriend. The argument led to a fight which resulted in the boyfriend shooting the victim  in the lower body.

Detectives arrested Taivon Walker (24) of the 6700 block of Iron Ore, 21075 and charged him with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a firearm to commit a crime of violence and a handgun in a vehicle. He has since been released on his own recognizance after a bail hearing review.

Original (July 13, 2020 4:05 p.m.):

Police Investigate Domestic Related Shooting on Glen Michael Lane 

Police are investigating after a man walked into an area hospital this morning with a gunshot wound. 

Officers were called to the 8500 block of Glen Michael Lane around 9:30 this morning for a fight that escalated into a shooting. The suspect fled the location and the victim left the scene to respond to the hospital prior to police arrival. The preliminary investigation indicates that this shooting is domestic related.

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with additional information can contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reward Offered

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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Just after 8:30 p.m. on July 30 Baltimore County Police received a high-priority call in the Parkville area. An officer responding to the call activated his emergency equipment on the marked police car and was traveling northbound on Harford Road near Acton Road, 21234.

At the same time, a 2015 Acura TLZ was traveling northbound on Harford Road and attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot along Acton Road. Several cars were stopped behind the turning Acura. As the police vehicle approached the stopped traffic, the officer continued north into the southbound lane of Harford Road, striking the Acura.

After the crash, the police vehicle rolled over and struck the front door and wall of a business located in the 8500 block of Harford Road, 21234. Both the officer and the driver of the Acura were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Photos of Brandon Saunders, charged in Baltimore County and Baltimore City rape cases.Baltimore County Police have been extensively investigating a rape that occurred last year in the parking lot of Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Road, 21286. An arrest warrant was obtained exactly a year to the date of the offense. Brandon Saunders, 29 years old, from the 3900 block of Eierman Avenue, 21206 was arrested at his home without incident on July 29. He is charged with first degree rape and first degree assault. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $200,000 bail. Baltimore City police have an arrest warrant for Saunders based on a collaborative investigation for a rape that occurred in Baltimore City in October of 2019. Saunders has a $20,000 bail in the City case.

On July 28, 2019 the victim told police that she was in Baltimore City and needed a ride to a family member’s house after she had an argument with a friend. She had been waiting for a bus when the suspect made contact with her. He offered to take her where she needed to go. As they were in the car, she noticed the suspect was not going in the right direction. When the victim asked the suspect where they were going, he assaulted her inside the car. Suspect Saunders drove the victim to a secluded parking lot to the rear of Loch Raven High School where he brutally raped and attacked her. He constantly threatened to kill her and at times she lost consciousness during the attack. She was finally able to escape and ran towards Interstate 695 in hopes of flagging someone down since it was around 4:30 a.m. A passerby saw the victim walking along the shoulder of I-695 disheveled and bloodied from the attack and called 911.

Detectives Believe There May Be More Victims

During the investigation, many evidentiary techniques were used and information started to lead detectives to Suspect Saunders. Once they realized he lived in Baltimore City, the detectives reached out to the Baltimore City detectives and they started looking at similarities in other rape cases. A common thread linked suspect Saunders to another rape in Baltimore City.

Collage of stock photos and actual photo of vehicles used by Brandon Saunders in rape cases.The BCoPD is also releasing a photo and stock photos of the vehicles that Brandon Saunders operated. Descriptions of those vehicles are below.

  • 1999 Blue Mercury Grand Marquis (stock photo)
  • 2001 Silver Oldsmobile Alero (stock photo)
  • 2003 black Chevy Malibu (photo of his black Malibu has stock black rims; the stock photo of the second Malibu has aluminum rims)

Both Baltimore County and Baltimore City detectives believe there may be more victims and have released the booking photo along with the vehicles that belong to suspect Saunders. If you or anyone you know has more information on this case or others, you are asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Baltimore City detectives at 410-396-2076.

Reward Offered

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 $2,000 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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
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