Crime, Police/Fire

Two suspects arrested in connection with road rage homicide in Essex

ESSEX, MD—Homicide detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department have arrested and charged two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Shalia Hendrix earlier this month.

The homicide occurred on May 5, 2023 in the area of Route 702 and Marlyn Avenue (21221). While the incident was initially reported as a motor vehicle crash, when officers arrived on the scene they located Hendrix inside a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medics transported Hendrix to an area hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased.

On May 17, members of the Baltimore County Police Department arrested 29-year-old Rylan Harris and 28-year-old Darashea Gross in connection with this crime.

Harris has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and firearm charges. Gross has been charged with first-degree murder. Based on the investigation, this was an isolated incident that centered around road rage.

Both suspects are currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bond.

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