Crime, Police/Fire

Police identify the two men who shot, killed each other in Essex.

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ESSEX, MD—Police have identified two men who shot and killed each other in Essex on Friday.

At just after noon on Friday, officers responded to the are of Norris Lane at Torner Road for a call of a shooting and located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where they later died.

The victims have been identified as Garrett Lucas Cox Jr., 18, of the 400-block of Torner Road (21221) and Antione Baye Richards Jr., 20, of the 1000-block of Debbie Avenue (21221).

The two men were passengers in the same vehicle when they began to argue, escalating to both men pulling guns and shooting one another inside the vehicle. Both men attempted to flee the vehicle but collapsed nearby.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information should contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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