UPDATE 1: The suspect in this case, a three-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department has now been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and child abuse resulting in death in the death of his 15-year-old stepson on July 6, 2021. The Anne Arundel County Police Department is expected to release more information later this morning.
Original story published July 6, 2021.
On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at approximately 4:56 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police met with a woman regarding a child custody dispute. A mother was in the area to pick up her teenage son who had been with the stepfather.
Initially, officers were told by the stepfather the fifteen-year-old teenager left the residence leaving his belongings behind. Officers responded to the residence located in the 1400 block of Stoney Point Way, Curtis Bay, Maryland to conduct a check on the welfare of the teenager. Upon arrival, officers discovered the teenager unresponsive in an upstairs room.
Officers immediately began rendering aid until relieved by fire department personnel. The stepfather, identified as a thirty-four-year-old male from the 1400 block of Stoney Point Way, Curtis Bay, Maryland was present at the scene and became combative and tried to disarm an officer. The officer requested assistance and several officers responded to the scene and were able to safely take him into custody. As a result of his actions toward the responding officer, an arrest warrant was obtained charging him with First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Disarm a Law Officer, Resist/Interfere with Arrest, and Fail to Obey a Lawful Order. The suspect is a current member of the Baltimore Police Department.
Anne Arundel County Homicide and Evidence Collection Unit personnel arrived on the scene. Several search warrants were executed as multiple items of evidence were collected. Several witnesses were located and interviewed. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on the victim to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
This is an active and fluid investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. Anyone with information wishing to remain anonymous can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at www.metrocrimestoppers.org
This story will be updated.