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Chase man dies of wounds sustained in attack


A Chase man died yesterday, a day after he was found severely beaten, and Baltimore County police are searching for suspects in the attack that led to his death.

Police believe Charles Edward Pall Sr., 42, of the 900 block of Arncliffe Road pulled into the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant on Pulaski Highway about 3 a.m. Sunday after getting a flat tire on his truck. Police said that a friend of the victim, who was with him at the time, decided to stay with the truck, and that Pall chose to walk home.

Residents near Stemmers Run Road and Dunwich Way called police about 4:30 a.m. to complain about people arguing outside their homes. When officers arrived, they found Pall lying on the street, suffering from severe head wounds. Police said Pall had not been robbed, and that they are looking for two men and a woman who were seen fleeing the area.

Pall was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died yesterday morning.

His wife, Sharon Pall, 42, said she and her husband grew up across the street from one another in Arbutus. They had been married 26 years. She said her husband and his friend went out drinking Saturday after the family spent the day moving from Halethorpe to Essex. Sharon Pall said her husband called about 3 a.m. saying he needed a ride. When she told him she could not find car keys, he said he would walk home.

"That was the last I heard from him," Pall said yesterday. "Someone has taken him away from me. Someone took my whole life away from me. I just want to know why."

Pall's death was Baltimore County's 19th homicide of the year.

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