State trooper kills Bel Air man3-hour standoff ends in...


January 17, 1993

State trooper kills Bel Air man

3-hour standoff ends in shooting

A state policeman has been placed on routine administrative duty after fatally shooting a man who allegedly turned a loaded gun on officers during a standoff at a Bel Air town house Thursday, police said.

TFC Steven S. Hamm, 28, fired several shots at Roy James Gilliam, 32, who died Thursday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

State police spokesman Greg Shipley said Mr. Gilliam's wif notified police about 2:30 p.m. that her husband had barricaded himself in a second-floor bedroom in the town house in the 1300 block of Littlefield Place.

She said he was despondent and possibly had several firearms, the spokesman said.

Mr. Shipley said a state police hostage recovery team and a special assault team entered the house and tried to persuade Mr. Gilliam to come out.

Mr. Shipley said Mr. Gilliam responded about 5 p.m. and about 30 minutes later came of the bedroom to the top of the stairs.

He then ran back into a hallway and was pursued by trooperswho ordered him to show his hands.

Mr. Shipley said that after Mr. Gilliam pointed a loaded revolverOfficer Hamm fired several shots.

Mr. Gilliam had no hostages and no family members were in thhouse, Mr. Shipley said.

An internal affairs investigation was begun to determine whether Officer Hamm's actions were appropriate, Mr. Shipley said.

He was placed on routine administrative duty pending the investigation.

Officer Hamm has been a member of the state police Special Tactical Assault Team Element for three years, Mr. Shipley said.

Police seeking robber of convenience store

Police are looking for a man who broke into the office of the High's Store in the 800 block of Pulaski Highway and stole $30 from a clerk's purse and $11 from the cash register on Jan. 7.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5-feet-7, 165 poundsabout 25 years old.

He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, dark blu sweat pants and sneakers.

3 youths charged in spray-painting case

Three 14-year-old boys from Bel Air and Forest Hill have been charged with five counts of malicious destruction for allegedly spray-painting mail boxes, a sidewalk, a cable, a trailer and a backhoe at five locations.

The vandalism incidents, which occurred on Dec. 30 causeabout $200 worth of damage, were in the 1100 block of McBeth Court in Bel Air.

The youths were released to their parents, pending action by Juvenile Services.


* The MultiView Cable Vision Co. of Aberdeen reported to polic that someone had stolen a 6 1/4 -inch reel of cable from its Havre de Grace job site at Canvasback Cove and Teal Court last weekend.

A5 The loss from the theft was estimated at $1,400.

Havre de Grace

* 600 block of Alliance St.: Auto tampering. Driver side window of parked 1986 Chevrolet Nova broken on Sunday. Damage estimated at $125.

* 500 block of Warren St.: Malicious destruction. Bedroowindow and Venetian blind smashed by rock on Sunday. Damage estimated at $110.

* 700 block of Revolution St.: Auto

* 700 block of Revolution St.: Auto tampering. Driver side windoof parked 1983 Pontiac broken on Jan. 9. Damage estimated at $300.

* 300 block of Wilson St.: Breaking and entering and theft. Front door glass broken at home.

A portable color TV, a portable stereo with dual cassette an detachable speakers were stolen on Jan. 9.

Loss was valued at $450.

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