Suspect in city barricade incident identified

Ansley Turner, 28, found dead after woman, 29, taken to Shock Trauma

May 28, 2012|By Erica L. Green and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun

A man who police say attacked his girlfriend and shot himself following a barricaded stand-off with police at his Northeast Baltimore home has been identified as Ansley Turner, 28.

Turner was was found dead in the basement of his home in the 5700 block of Fenwick Avenue hours after the standoff Sunday, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A small-caliber handgun was found nearby.

Police barricaded the home after a domestic assault sent a woman to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Police said Turner struck the 29-year-old woman in the head with a handgun, and the gun fired. Police said it was unclear whether the woman suffered a gunshot wound.

Neighbors watched as dozens of police cars and SWAT team members descended on Fenwick in the Loch Raven neighborhood, directly across from Good Samaritan Hospital.

People clad in their Sunday church outfits complained of the barricades, which eventually spanned Belvedere Avenue from Welbourne Avenue to Loch Raven Boulevard, that prohibited them from getting to family gatherings.

Susan Reimer contributed to the reporting of this story.

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