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Man Fatally Shot at Towson Town Center

Police responded to shots fired outside Nordstrom and arrived to find a man dead on the sidewalk. Officers searched inside the mall for the shooter, but no suspects have been identified.

Update: Police Tuesday morning.

UPDATE (10 p.m.)—Baltimore County police have no suspects after a man was shot and killed outside  Monday evening, during the height of the holiday shopping rush. 

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Police responding to a call for a shooting outside the Nordstrom department store at around 6:20 p.m. Monday arrived to find the victim dead on the sidewalk near the mall's Fairmount Avenue entrance, near the 

All Towson precinct officers, and officers from other precincts, were called to the scene. Police and mall security went inside the mall and began "looking for someone who looked panicked or suspicious," said police spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

Armacost said the victim was a black adult male but that he had not yet been identified. She said she could not comment on where, or how many times the victim was shot. Armacost said that no one saw the shooting.

"We're not sure what we're looking for right now. We don't have any suspects," Armacost told reporters.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County police.

Armacost was not sure if any security cameras in the area captured the incident, but said such footage "would certainly be looked at by investigators."

Many security cameras have been added to the mall since 2005. That February, William Bassett, a Roland Park resident and teacher at the St. Paul's School in Brooklandville, was shot and killed in an attempted robbery.

Armacost declined to comment on whether there would be an increased police presence at the mall in coming days and deferred to mall management about whether shoppers would see an increased mall security presence.

Towson Patch Twitter followers are talking about the shooting.

"@TowsonPatch I'm stuck in the parking garage by Nordstrom. The police are looking under cars & searching trashcans,"  said user Tall_Thang.

"@TowsonPatch Crazy. I was just there with my wife and 2yr old- we left at 5:50. I have not felt safe there since 2005. No security at all," said Twitter user Greg Permison, who tweets as gperm.

Lutherville-Timonium Patch editor Nick DiMarco contributed to this report.

Buck Harmon December 20, 2011 at 10:33 PM
I remember a steady stream of difficult situations when it was called Towson Plaza.... Seems that we are dealing with the end result of narrow minded, greed driven development processes. CP.... seems like your bold statement has hushed the thread a bit....
Buzz Beeler December 21, 2011 at 12:32 AM
CP, that is what I thought you meant. It is PC-ness run a muck. Liberals will ignore anything that does not fit their agenda. This article by the Sun may shed some light on the issue. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2009-06-03/news/0906020063_1_baltimore-decline-in-homicides-city-homicide-rate Here is an interesting quote from the article: "Police say many of the killings have ties to the city's persistent drug trade, and victims and suspects are likely to be young black males with criminal records.". Nothing racist in that statement. Now read this link? http://www.bxscience.edu/publications/forensics/articles/psychologicalprofiles/killer.pdf It states that 90% of serial killers are white males with high IQ's. Certain facts if proven correct are not necessarily racists.
KayReB January 06, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Cp, you are dumber than I thought. The majority of crime in Baltimore is committed by blacks because the majority of Baltimore is BLACK! Hence the low "black problem" in Carroll county (due to the low population of blacks). Please think logically before you look politically ignorant.
CP January 06, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Actually genius you are the one who looks stupid. The majority of the population in Towson is what? You guessed it, White. The majority of the crime is committed by who? You guessed it again, Black. So tell me how is that possible according to your logic? You completely missed the point as usual. Typical reactionary Lib. Take a look at the crime stats in Carroll County. Crimes are committed disproportionately by minorities. Logic says there is a problem. A cultural problem. Black culture problem. I bet you hate the cops too? Go figure. You keep sweeping the root of the problem under the rug. Therefore the cycle of violence, disrespect for authority and bastard children persists. Who is the dummy?
KayReB January 07, 2012 at 06:02 AM
1. Towson is in Baltimore, no? 2. You said minorities, which includes more than blacks right? Because there's less blacks there, no? 3. Excuse me for coming off a little rude, but don't act like you know me after reading a simple comment. I happen to be a criminal justice major at University of Baltimore and half my family is military and police. How dare you try to analyze my life on meaningless, petty bullshit. And you call ME disrespectful when you just immaturely made assumptions about what I believe in? If you have such a damn issue with crime here, regardless of where the problem started, maybe you should consider MOVING THE FUCK OUT or DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT rather than going on internet rampages. Talk is still cheap and you are seriously annoying me (along with probably half the people reading this). Get off your high horse, sir.

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