A 13-year-old was charged early Thursday with the murder of Christopher Lombr, 29, who was shot during an argument with the teenager on May 12 in Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County police said.
Members of the county’s fugitive apprehension team along with Baltimore City SWAT arrested the teen at his house on the 900 block of Mayadon Court after searching the residence and finding evidence that linked him to Lombr’s murder, police said. The teenager is charged with first and second degree murder.
Officers discovered Lombr in the roadway of the 400 block of Townsend Avenue around 8:30 p.m. May 12. Lombr was suffering from a gunshot wound and transferred to the hospital, where he died.
Lombr, who lives a few blocks away on the same road that is split by the Baltimore City line, was walking on Townsend Avenue when an argument with a male, witnesses told police. During the argument, the male shot Lombr and fled on foot toward Baltimore City.
Investigators entered firearm evidence from the scene into the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network. A firearm that was seized shortly after Lombr’s murder was confirmed to be related to his death and linked to a suspect’s home address. While searching the Mayadon Court residence Thursday, police located additional evidence that tied the suspect to the crime scene. Police interviewed witnesses Thursday who confirmed the teenager’s identify.
The 13-year-old was charged as a juvenile and his name and photograph kept confidential. Under state law, children must be 14 or older to be charged as an adult in certain felonies, such as murder.
Investigators said the teenager and Lombr did not know each other before their encounter on Townsend Avenue. The investigation is still active, police said, and ask anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.
Individuals with information who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.