Man dies after assault in Brooklyn Park

Anne Arundel police are investigating the death of an 50-year-old man who died Friday night after an apparent assault in Brooklyn Park.

At 9:02 p.m. officers responded to the 6000-block of Richie Highway in Brooklyn Park in response to a reported assault. There, officers found the body of Nick Gilbert Gartelman Sr.

CPR and medical aid was performed by officers and by Fire Department personnel. Gartelman Jr. was transported to Harbor Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The cause of the death has not yet been determined. The investigation is being handled by the Homicide Unit, according to Lt. Francis Tewey from the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

A preliminary investigation indicates Gartelman Jr. was involved in a physical altercation with another man prior to his death. Detectives do not believe the altercation was random. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Vince Carbonaro of the Homicide Unit at 410-222-3453 or contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-8610.

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