Baltimore County police say a 20-year-old Rosedale man who died Sunday was fatally shot in a Walmart parking lot after he attempted to rob someone.
Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Ofc. Jennifer Peach said on Sunday that the department was called to the Golden Ring Shopping Center at 6420 Petrie Way Road in the Rossville area just after 5:20 p.m. for a shooting.
When police arrived, Peach said, they found Kumar Jumar Burney suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Peach said Burney, of the 5300 block of King Arthur Circle, was transported with life-threatening injuries to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he later died.
Police said Burney arranged a meetup in the parking lot with a man he found on a popular app selling an expensive pair of shoes. During the transaction, police said, Burney attempted to rob the seller, who pulled a handgun, shot Burney once, then called 9-1-1 and remained at the scene.
Responding officers located Burney lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound, and recovered a loaded handgun from him before he was transported to the hospital.
“Investigators interviewed and released the seller, who is cooperating with the police investigation,” police said in a news release. “Once detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have concluded their investigation the case will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.”
All the businesses in the shopping center were able to stay open while police investigated, Peach said, since the shooting was in the parking lot and away from the storefronts.
Peach said a shooting like this took her by surprise because normally the department would advise people meeting to exchange something after buying it online — or meeting for the first time — to do it in a well-lit, public area.
“This is disturbing for us as a police department and for a lot of people around here because it is the holidays and this is a very busy shopping center,” Peach said. “This is the type of area that we would normally tell people to go to if you are meeting someone for buying [something] online.”
Baltimore Sun Media reporter Taylor DeVille contributed to this report.