Anne Arundel County police were called to a Severn residence Tuesday for reports of a suicide but later determined the death a homicide.
Officers were called the 100 block of Pine Cove Avenue for an attempted suicide and found Jerome Vorden Wood, 45, on the floor suffering from trauma to the upper torso. He was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center where he died.
After interviewing several witnesses and collecting evidence, police determined the injury was not self-inflicted.
Detectives have identified and interviewed a suspect but charges are pending. The department is consulting with the state's attorney's office. Police said the killing was not random, and believe Wood knew the suspect.
According to online court records, Wood's most recent address was in the 5600 block of Sagra Road in North Baltimore.
Anyone with information is asked to call the department's homicide detectives at 410-222-3453.