A 29-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday night in Brooklyn Park, and Anne Arundel County police are asking for help locating the suspect.
Officers responded to the 400 block of Townsend Ave. around 8:30 p.m. and saw Christopher Lee Lombr in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound and began to render aid until fire department personnel arrived. Lombr was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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 Black male wearing a black and white hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and shoes happened, witnesses told police. During the argument, the male shot Lombr and fled on foot toward Baltimore City.
Police ask anyone with information to call the homicide unit at 410-222-4731. To remain anonymous, call the county police tip line at 410-222-4700, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or submit the tip on the P3Tips app or on the web at metrocrimestoppers.org.
The homicide comes in the same week there was a quadruple shooting in Maryland City. On Monday, husband and wife Ryan and Ivania Lee, both 31, were shot and killed. Their son was shot and remains hospitalized. The three were shot before the suspect, Shawn Maurice Price, 57, killed himself, police said.
Witnesses told police Price had dated a woman at the Lees’ home where the shooting took place. The woman cut off contact with Price as he tried to renew their relationship, police said.
Prior to the Lees’ deaths, there were six homicides in Anne Arundel County in 2021.
On March 25, 21-year-old Jaylin Tyrek King, of Annapolis, was found dead in a Glen Burnie parking lot, killed by gunshot wounds, Anne Arundel County police said. County Fire Department paramedics responded to the address but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Prior to that, an officer shot Leonard Popa Sr., 79, in Pasadena after entering his home in the Bayside Beach neighborhood for a mental health check.
On March 1, Robert Turner III, 35, of Curtis Bay, was fatally shot at a house in Glen Burnie. Police arrested Cortez Artis, 26, of Baltimore, after he fled, police said. Officers found Turner lying inside a doorway. He was taken to the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds. Police believe the shooting was targeted.
On Feb. 20, during an altercation, Bayron Randolfo Calderon Moran, 35, of Brooklyn Park, suffered from injuries caused by a sharp or pointed weapon. He was taken to an area trauma center, where he later died, police said.
On Jan. 11, police found Deontae Tyree Swingler, 28, lying on the sidewalk in Severn with a knife wound. County firefighters arrived and tried to provide medical aid, but Swingler died from his injuries.
The first homicide in Anne Arundel County in 2021 was on Jan. 8, Brandon Anthony Davis, 34, of Windsor Mill. Davis was shot multiple times in the area and died at the scene of Pioneer Drive and Artwell Court in Severn.