Crime, Police/Fire

Comfort Inn shooting suspect arrested

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified and charged.

Original story below…

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PARKVILLE, MD – Police in Baltimore County have arrested a suspect in connection with the homicide of a man at the Comfort Inn on Loch Raven Boulevard early Thursday morning.

Investigators have determined that the victim, identified as Jeremiah David Koch, 30, from Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania, was summoned to a room at the Comfort Inn by a third man to help calm the suspect, who was in an agitated state.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified pending formal charges, then produced a handgun. The third man ran from the room, called 9-1-1, and reported hearing shots fired.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim deceased in the room, suffering from trauma to the upper body, presumably a gunshot wound.

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Detectives are still awaiting results of an autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to confirm the cause and manner of death.

The suspect initially fled the scene but was later located in the area and taken into custody. The identity of the suspect will be released on Friday following formal charging.

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