Joseph C. Palczynski's '00 crime spree
Joseph C. Palczynski is shown with his girlfriend, Tracy Whitehead. (Handout photo / April 13, 2000)
Selected articles on the 97-hour Dundalk standoff that ended in the killer's death.
July 12, 2000
The Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office said yesterday that two police officers were "completely justified" when they fatally shot Joseph C. Palczynski on March 21, ending a hostage standoff and two-week rampage that left four people dead.
April 12, 2000
A state autopsy has concluded that police shot Joseph C. Palczynski 27 times the night they stormed the Dundalk apartment where he had been holding three hostages.
March 25, 2000
He scurried beneath the pines to hide from the police chopper and its infrared eye. He climbed a tree to evade the bloodhounds.
March 24, 2000
Andy McCord, Lynn Whitehead, and their son, Bradley, were sitting down to a Friday-night dinner of Chinese takeout when they realized that someone was at the front door.
March 23, 2000
A day after ending a siege in a Dundalk rowhouse, police offered a graphic, sometimes chilling picture yesterday of the horrors endured by three hostages terrorized by the man who called himself "Colonel Palczynski."
March 22, 2000
In the end, sleep deprivation ended Joseph C. Palczynski's 97-hour hostage marathon in Dundalk.
March 22, 2000
Accused killer Joseph C. Palczynski's two-week crime spree came to a violent end late last night when Baltimore County police SWAT team members shot him to death in the living room of a Dundalk rowhouse where he had been holding three hostages since Friday.
March 21, 2000
The tense stalemate between police and Joseph C. Palczynski, the suspect in four killings, ground through its fourth day in Dundalk yesterday as officials wrestled with their newest worry -- the gunshot fired in the apartment where the fugitive was holding three hostages.
March 20, 2000
The standoff between Baltimore County police and Joseph C. Palczynski entered its third day last night, as the man suspected in four killings held three hostages in a Dundalk rowhouse, punctuating tense negotiations with crackles of gunfire.
March 19, 2000
Baltimore County police continued negotiating early this morning with fugitive Joseph C. Palczynski -- a suspect in four murders -- who barricaded himself inside a Dundalk home for a second day with at least three hostages and several high-powered weapons.
March 18, 2000
Joseph Palczynski -- the Bowleys Quarters man suspected of killing four people, wounding a young boy and kidnapping two people in a violent rampage that began March 7 -- was barricaded in the Dundalk house of his ex-girlfriend's mother early this morning with at least three hostages and weapons, police said.
March 15, 2000
Joseph C. Palczynski's estranged girlfriend -- the woman he is accused of abducting a week ago -- has pleaded with him to surrender.
March 14, 2000
Baltimore County police have consulted behavioral experts, FBI profilers, friends, family and associates to help them understand -- and find -- Joseph C. Palczynski.
March 13, 2000
The manhunt for Joseph C. Palczynski, suspected in the shooting deaths of four people last week, intensified last night as police combed the woods and marshland of eastern Baltimore County using helicopters, police dogs and scores of officers patrolling area roads.
March 12, 2000
While Joseph C. Palczynski's mother was expected late last night to plead for him to turn himself in, police continued their search for the man suspected of four killings who fled briefly to Virginia before returning home to eastern Baltimore County, where residents have grown increasingly nervous.
March 10, 2000
He seemed to like fast cars, water sports and younger women.
March 10, 2000
Baltimore County police pressed their search early today for a man wanted in four killings and a kidnapping as fearful east-side residents locked their doors, kept their children home from school and flooded investigators with reported sightings of the fugitive.
March 9, 2000
A man who killed three people Tuesday night in southeastern Baltimore County shot two more people -- one of them a baby -- last night during a rampage that included a carjacking and an elderly woman being handcuffed to her bed as her car was stolen, according to police.