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Anne Arundel County

Man, 24, fatally shoots father in Baltimore Washington Medical Center parking lot and later kills himself, police say

A 24-year-old man shot his father to death in the parking lot of the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie late Wednesday afternoon before fleeing and killing himself in Baltimore County, police said.

Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. Glenn Shanahan said the department received several 911 calls around 5:30 p.m. about a shooting in the hospital’s parking lot.

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Kintrell Todd McEachern Jr. went to the parking lot and confronted his father, Shanahan said, and shot him several times in his torso and at least once in the head. The elder Kintrell Todd McEachern Sr., 40 and from the 3000 block of Arunah Avenue in West Baltimore, died at the scene.

The father had been in the hospital with another family member when his son had arrived, said Marc Limansky, another Anne Arundel County police spokesman. Police said the investigation is continuing and they did not know Thursday whether McEachern Jr. had entered the hospital building with the gun, but confirmed none of the rounds of gunfire struck the building.

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After shooting his father, the younger McEachern got into his car and fled to Baltimore County, police said. He killed himself after driving to a wooded area where Baltimore County police found him and a handgun, Shanahan said.

No other injuries were reported, police said. The remains of the father and son were taken to the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsies.

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People at McEachern Sr.’s home Thursday declined to comment about the incident.

Limansky said Anne Arundel County police’s Crisis Intervention Team was “on hand helping with family members, hospital staff and officers” throughout Wednesday night.

Following the incident, the hospital ensured there were “several layers of support” to employees, some of whom were “understandably emotionally shaken after a violent incident occurred on our campus,” said Sonia Hamlin, a spokeswoman for the Glen Burnie hospital, in a statement.

There was a senior leader rounding the facility Thursday, she said, as well as “peer support through the Resilience in Stressful Events program, counseling available from our hospital chaplain, a wellness space on campus, and resources through our Employee Assistance Program.”

She said there was “minimal disruption” to the hospital’s operations and the emergency department remained open throughout Wednesday evening.

“Our thoughts continue to be with the family who suffered two tragic losses yesterday, as well as with our UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center team members,” the statement said.

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Baltimore Sun reporter Lea Skene contributed to this article.


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