The Carney man accused of shooting his father with a rifle Tuesday night and calling 911 to report the killing was being held yesterday at the state's maximum security psychiatric hospital in Jessup, Baltimore County police said.
Mark A. Tomick, 35, was arrested shortly after the shooting in his home in the 3000 block of Fourth Ave. and charged with first-degree murder, police said. His father, Andre E. Tomick, 62, of the 700 block of Chestnut Hill Road in Forest Hill, Harford County, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Mark Tomick was standing on the front porch and was on the phone with a 911 operator when officers arrived at the house shortly after 9 p.m., said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman.
Tomick admitted to detectives that he shot his father and gave them a reason, Toohey said. Detectives are trying to confirm a motive, he added.
After being charged, Tomick was taken to Clifton T. Perkins Hospital for evaluation and treatment, Toohey said.
He has no criminal record, court records show.
Neighbors said Mark Tomick, who worked for Sears repairing heating and air-conditioning units, kept to himself.
"There's no murders or anything like that over here; everybody stays to themselves," said Jerry Lehrer, 54, who has lived in the neighborhood for about 10 years, a few houses from Tomick's.
Also yesterday, county homicide detectives continued to investigate a triple shooting at a party in Essex on Sunday morning that left two young men dead and a woman injured.
About 20 people were at the party in the 900 block of Punjab Circle. Ricardo Morlon Cabera, 25, of the 800 block of Northrop Lane in Middle River and Broadus Teon Funderburke, 25, of Hartland Village in Essex were killed. A 23-year-old woman who was shot was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and released, police said.
No arrests have been made in those shootings.