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Man charged in death at home in Woodlawn


A man was charged last night with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Woodlawn man during a home invasion Monday night in Woodlawn.

Two other men, whose identities are unknown, are being sought in the incident, police said.

Marcel Bobby Lops, 24, whose last known address was in the 3100 block of Rheims Road in Woodlawn, was charged in a warrant last night in the death of Anthony Walker Filipiak Sr. of the 7200 block of Stony Barr Road, police said.

Detectives have recovered what they believe is the handgun used in the killing, and "have some pretty good leads on the men described to us as the suspects," said Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman.

Filipiak was pronounced dead Monday night from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body, Warehime said. Three others in the home at the time - Filipiak's wife and two children, ages 3 and 9, were not injured.

The slaying was the 18th homicide reported this year in Baltimore County.

Police said three men burst into Filipiak's home about 10 p.m., hours after the family had held a small Labor Day party and cookout.

With a weapon drawn, one of the invaders forced the wife, who was not identified by police, upstairs into the master bedroom with the other men following. The gunman demanded "everything they had," said Warehime, and awakened Filipiak, who had been sleeping with his 3-year-old son.

A struggle broke out between Filipiak and the three men, police said, and the victim was fatally shot. The suspects fled and police do not know if anything was taken from the house.

Police believe the victim was retired; whether the wife, identified by a neighbor as Rinna, was employed is unknown to authorities.

Sun staff writer Richard Irwin contributed to this article.

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