Police offer reward in 2003 murder case

July 26, 2006|By TYRONE RICHARDSON | TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER

To mark the three-year anniversary today of the shooting death of 34-year-old Terrence Armstead near his Oakland Mills apartment, Howard County police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

"We are close, but we need [the public's] help to close this case," said Detective Cpl. Gordon Carpenter. "So often, people think the information [they know] is insufficient, but they should bring it to us and let us decide."

Carpenter said investigators are closer to solving the case after interviews with sources and re-examining the incident.

Carpenter said cold-case investigators believe Armstead's killing was a result of an argument with a group of partygoers. .

Police said Armstead was in the 9600 block of Basket Ring Road about 1:40 a.m. July 26, 2003, when he was shot multiple times.

Carpenter declined to identify the group of partygoers, but said they were known in the community.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313- 3200.

tyrone.richardon@baltsun.com

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