Baltimore murder suspect shot and killed by police

BALTIMORE, MD – On July 13, 2021, just after 8:00 a.m., Baltimore Police Department detectives assigned to the U.S. Marshals’ Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force were looking for a vehicle and suspect, wanted in reference to a homicide that occurred in Baltimore City on June 19 in the 1000 block of W. Lanvale Street.


Officers observed the targeted vehicle and suspect in the 6100 block of Security Boulevard in the parking lot of Security Square Mall. Officers attempted to approach the vehicle, at which time, the suspect exited the vehicle and fired multiple rounds at officers, striking two Baltimore City Detectives.

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Multiple officers returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.


The two Baltimore Police detectives were transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma, suffering from gunshot wounds. At this time, the two officers are in stable condition.



The suspect has been identified as 32 year-old Justin Powell of Baltimore, MD. He was wanted on a murder warrant and an additional handgun warrant.


This incident is ongoing, and the criminal investigation is being handled by the Baltimore County Police Department. The Baltimore Police Department’s Special Investigations Response Team is investigating the Police Officer-Involved Shooting.

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