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Harford's 11 homicides in 2016 are mostly closed cases

Harford's 11 homicides in 2016 are mostly closed cases

Harford County had 11 homicides in 2016, an unusually high number that included the shooting deaths of two sheriff's deputies and their killer, the shooting death of an Abingdon man by police and three murders in Aberdeen, according to police.

Three of the other homicides in the county last year were domestic-related, and one homicide involved what police said amounted to roughhousing among friends.

A perpetrator has been identified in all nine cases where the victim was not killed by police. One killed himself, and arrests were made in all the other cases with the exception of one manslaughter case that the state's attorney's office declined to prosecute. Trials remain...

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