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Baltimore County police investigating suspected homicide at Towson apartment complex

Baltimore County police investigate a crime scene at an off-campus apartment complex in Towson where a critically injured person was found. (Baltimore Sun video / Libby Solomon, Jerry Jackson)

Baltimore County police began investigating a suspected homicide that occurred at a Towson apartment complex Friday morning, police said.

Baltimore County police spokeswoman Jennifer Peach said the victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with “some kind of upper body trauma.” She said he died at 10:38 a.m.

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Officials have identified the 47-year-old man who was killed but won’t release his name until his next of kin is notified.

A large presence of police cruisers and crime scene tape blocked off a section of the apartment complex shortly after 9:47 a.m. in the 6900 block of Lachlan Circle, where the man was found. Police initially went to the apartments after someone called 911 to report a man lying unconscious and bleeding on the sidewalk.

Steve Ferrell, a 25-year resident of the neighborhood, said violent crimes are a rarity in an apartment complex heavily populated with Towson University students.

“Stuff can get a little rowdy but nobody ever got hurt or anything, Ferrell said.

Police cleared the scene at about 2 p.m.

Kathleen Rybarczyk, a Citizens on Patrol member who has lived in the neighborhood for about 20 years, added, “this is probably the most excitement this neighborhood has gotten in about 40 or 50 years.

Ten years ago, however, Towson University student Daniel Coverston was killed in a nearby apartment in the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle. Coverston was 22 years old when he was shot dead inside his apartment.

Police issued a plea to the public seeking new information after the case went cold on the 10-year anniversary of his death.

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