Death of man, 45, in southwest Baltimore County parking lot remains under investigation

Baltimore County police are investigating the death of a man in a Baltimore Highlands parking lot who they said was held down by another man who believed he was breaking into a car.

Police did not release the name of the 45-year-old man. Baltimore County police spokeswoman Natalie Litofsky said authorities had not been able to reach his family to notify them of his death.

The incident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the Family Dollar parking lot in the 4300 block of Annapolis Road in southwest Baltimore County, police said.

Litofsky said a man told police he saw the 45-year-old man breaking into a car, held him down and shouted for others to call 911. Police did not release that man's name.

Litofksy said other people were in the parking lot at the time of the incident, but she did not know how many.

When officers arrived at the scene, the man who had been held down was unconscious and not breathing, police say. Emergency medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy. Police said county prosecutors will review the findings of the investigation and determine whether to file any charges.

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