Suspect in New Year’s Eve Murder Dies after Self-Inflicted Wound

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A 15-year-old Howard County boy, the suspect in a New Year’s Eve killing in Ellicott City, has died of self-inflicted wounds. The youth apparently shot himself in the head after firing shots at a 16-year-old neighbor and her mother.

According to police, the girl’s mother had picked her up from a New Year’s Eve party some time after midnight and returned home. Moments later, she heard noises in her daughter’s bedroom and went in to see what was happening. She discovered her daughter struggling with the young man, who was wearing a mask. When the mother confronted the intruder, he shot her and her daughter, then shot himself.

Police say they have no evidence to suggest any relationship or connection between the suspect and the girl, but are investigating whether the boy may have been involved in a string of burglaries in the neighborhood in recent weeks. They say that the gun used was stolen from another residence on Marybeth Way.

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