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Homicide Update - Hanover

Publish Date: 08/07/2014

On Thursday, August 7, 2014 at about 1:35 a.m., Anne Arundel County Police received a 911 call from a customer of the Exxon gas station located at 7898 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD 21076 in reference to the clerk being found injured/unconscious.  Responding police officers and fire/EMS personnel responded and determined the clerk was deceased,
suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Surveillance video at the scene shows a male suspect entering the Exxon station and confronting the clerk shortly after  1 a.m.  The suspect shoots the clerk, takes an undetermined amount of cash from behind the counter and flees on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as an African American male, unknown age, average build, wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt, tan or light colored shorts, armed with a handgun.

The victim has been identified as Rajinder Kumar, 49 years old white male, from Glen Burnie, MD. Next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to call AAPD Homicide Detective Jack Hartzell at 410-222-3460; or Metro Crime Stoppers.

Police personnel will be on the scene this morning into the morning rush hour.  The business will be closed through at least the morning hours, but the roadways around the business are open.



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