Baltimore County police charge man in death of 50-year-old

Baltimore County police have charged a Northwest Baltimore man with murder after a 50-year-old man was found dead on a sidewalk in Essex in June.

Tavon Malik Edwards, 19, of the 3100 block of Bancroft Road in Cross Country, was charged with first-degree murder in Howard Vermont Blevins’ death.

Police were called early June 2 to the 1100 block of Sandy Stone Road, where a neighbor reported a man lying on the sidewalk. They found Blevins, who was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and pronounced dead at 1:26 a.m.

The Chief Office of the Medical Examiner determined through an autopsy that Blevins was shot to death, according to police.

Baltimore County homicide detectives alleged Edwards approached Blevins June 2 and shot him to death following their interaction, then fled the scene in a vehicle parked nearby.

Edwards is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He was denied bail following an initial hearing Friday, according to police.

No attorney was listed for Edwards in court records.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is investigating Blevins’ death. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

This story has been updated.

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