Barricaded suspect, 20, commits suicide

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

October 17, 2006

A 20-year-old man suspected of attempted murder killed himself yesterday after a standoff with authorities at a Pikesville apartment, Baltimore County police said.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m., Baltimore City police, part of a task force that includes city and county officers, were serving a warrant for Antonio Bryant, of no fixed address, when he barricaded himself inside an apartment in the 6900 block of Marsue Drive, said Cpl. Michael Hill, a county police spokesman.

When police entered the apartment "they heard a muffled gunshot and immediately retreated," Hill said.

Using a camera to see inside, Hill said, officers determined that the man appeared to be dead, Hill said. "After entering the apartment, we were able to confirm that he suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Hill said.

Nick Shields

Towson

University to host candidates forum

A debate between candidates running for the House of Delegates representing the 42nd District has been scheduled for today at Towson University.

The Republican candidates are Dilip Paliath and incumbent Dels. Susan L.M. Aumann and William J. Frank. The Democratic candidates are Andrew Belt, Stephen W. Lafferty and Tracy Miller. The 42nd District includes Towson, Lutherville, Ruxton and Timonium.

The forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Potomac Lounge on the second floor of the University Union. Information: 410-704-2958.

Sheppard Pratt

`Raising Drug Free Kids' offered

Sheppard Pratt Health System's Office of Substance Abuse Education is offering a free program to assist parents "Raising Drug-Free Kids" at 7 p.m. today.

The program, to be presented by Michael Gimbel, director of Substance Abuse Education, will be held in the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St., on the Towson campus.

Parents will learn what drugs are being used by youths, how to prevent children from becoming involved with drugs, the signs and symptoms of adolescent drug abuse, and where parents can seek help. To register, call 410-938-3100.

Fatal accident

Man killed on I-95 identified

A man who was struck by several vehicles and killed Oct. 7 on northbound Interstate 95 in Arbutus has been identified as a Baltimore resident, state police said yesterday.

Fingerprints were used to identify the victim as Thomas Jessie Shell, 61, of the 200 block of N. Mount St., said Sgt. Thornnie Rouse, a police spokesman. Shell was run over by numerous vehicles about 9:30 p.m. south of the Caton Avenue exit ramp.

It was not known why Shell was on the interstate, and the incident remains under investigation, police said.

Richard Irwin

Law enforcement

Program to discuss domestic abuse

The latest edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable television program, will include a discussion of domestic violence.

The show, which is to run through Nov. 3, will also include a look at the department's community-based police facilities and a segment on neighborhood crime trends and wanted suspects, police said.

The program is aired four times a week on Comcast Channel 25 in Baltimore County.

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