On October 24, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Audrey Avenue and Ruth Street in Brooklyn Park for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a 45 year old male victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A witness described the suspect as an African American male wearing dark clothing. The witness was unable to provide any additional information. Officers conducted a thorough search of the area but were unable to locate any suspects. The Northern District Detective Unit is investigating this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 410-222-6135 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.
The victim in this case has been identified as Robert Lee Thomas Jr, a forty-five year old male from the 4100 block of Audrey Avenue in Baltimore. On Monday, October 28, 2019 in the evening hours, Mr. Thomas was pronounced deceased. On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, homicide detectives attended the autopsy of Mr. Thomas which was performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. At this time, a medical review is being completed to determine the exact cause and manner of Mr. Thomas’ death.
Homicide detectives responded back out to the scene today in an effort to locate more witnesses to the crime as well as digital evidence. The Anne Arundel County Police Department is urging anyone with information on this incident or the suspect to contact the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has ruled Mr. Thomas' death a homicide, with the manner being multiple gunshot wounds. The Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate and is urging anyone with information on this incident or the suspect to contact them at 410-222-4731. One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.