Teen In Squeegee Shooting Arrested In Baltimore County: Police

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ESSEX, MD — A 15-year-old was arrested Thursday morning in Baltimore County in connection with a man killed during an altercation with "squeegee" workers, according to police.

Timothy Reynolds, 48, was shot multiple times near the intersection of Light Street and Conway Street after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, officials said.

Police said the suspect in the shooting ran away, and Reynolds was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

Before the shooting, Reynolds had parked his car and confronted squeegee workers with a bat, The Baltimore Sun reported, noting it was the second time that day police had been called to the intersection regarding an incident involving squeegee workers; before 2 p.m, police reportedly confiscated a BB gun from someone who had threatened a driver with it.

In connection with the death of Reynolds, a 15-year-old boy was taken into custody by warrant apprehension detectives around 6:35 a.m. Thursday at a home in Essex in Baltimore County, according to the Baltimore Police Department. Then he and his father were taken to Baltimore for interviews with detectives.

The teen was charged as an adult with first-degree murder, police said, and he is at a central booking intake facility.

“Today’s arrest in the July 7 homicide at Pratt and Conway Streets is another sad reminder that guns are too easily accessible to our young people. We have seen time and time again the willingness of individuals to illegally carry and use these weapons. And we know they make the decision to do so the moment they leave the house, not just when they pull the trigger,” Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said in a statement. “We all need to continue to work together to address the root causes of violence and to provide resources and alternatives to these young people. I hope that today’s arrest brings some closure and peace to the family, friends and loved ones of Timothy Reynolds.”

Reynolds, who was an engineer, is survived by a wife and three children, according to a GoFundMe page to help his family with funeral costs, their mortgage, daily expenses and insurance. More than $46,000 has been donated as of Thursday morning.

“As we allow this case to be handled by the appropriate parties, we must continue to do all we can to prevent people – especially young people – from having to engage in activities that put the lives of others or their own lives at risk," Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement. "I remain committed to working with leaders from within my administration as well as partners from the public and private sectors to identify and implement plans that will help us reimagine Baltimore – allowing us to live and work in a city of which we can be proud."

The mayor thanked the Baltimore Police Department, School Police and partners for their work on the investigation that resulted in the arrest.

"As I’ve said continuously – any person that endangers the safety and well-being of anyone on the streets of Baltimore, they will be held accountable," Scott said. "Now we must all support our community in healing especially the impacted families."

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