BELCAMP, MD – Harford County Police have a suspect in custody in relation to the cardiac arrest of a three-year-old girl that led to her death.
On Friday, deputies assigned to the Southern Precinct of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1200 block of Ashmead Square for the report of a juvenile in cardiac arrest.
“Upon arrival, deputies located a small child in the living room area of the home. Medics were already on scene attempting life-saving efforts. Deputies assisted with those measures as medics prepared the child to be transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center,” the department said. “Upon arrival at the hospital medical staff pronounced the child deceased at 11:58 pm. Medics and medical staff advised deputies that the juvenile had suspicious bruising on her body that would be consistent with child abuse.”
Police said an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office determined the death was a homicide.
The department identified Randolph James Mack, 43, of Essex, Maryland as a suspect in the death of the 3-year-old.
“As the investigation continued to unfold, assistance from the HCSO Warrant Apprehension Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, Special Investigations Division, and Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office responded to provide support,” police said. “Mack was taken into custody, without incident, at his home in Essex. While the motive remains under investigation, Mack was a person who was known to the child. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time. Mack was transported to the Harford County Detention Center where he is awaiting an initial appearance in front of a District Court Commissioner on charges related to the homicide.”