Detectives from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a home invasion that resulted in the fatal shooting of the 34 year-old suspect.
Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, Deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct responded to a call for a shooting at a residence located in the 2500 block of Thornberry Drive, in Edgewood. Responding deputies found the shooting victim lying inside the home with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The male was pronounced dead on the scene.
The preliminary investigation indicates multiple male suspects entered the home and were confronted by the resident. During the confrontation, several shots were fired. One of the suspects, identified as Javon Brookes Langston, with a last known address of the 4800 block of Atlas Cedar Way, in Aberdeen, was struck by the gunfire and killed. The other suspects fled the scene.
Deputies, with assistance from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, Troopers from the Maryland State Police and a Maryland State Police Helicopter, canvased the area in search for additional suspects.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was requested to respond and take the lead on the investigation. Detectives assigned to the Forensic Services Unit processed the scene for critical evidence. Investigators have conducted numerous interviews throughout the night. The search for any additional suspects and witnesses is continuing. While the motive of the home invasion is still under investigation, detectives do not believe this was a random act.
The victim’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore. An autopsy is expected to be conducted Monday. The investigation is ongoing. No further details are available at this time.
Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to call Detective Christopher Maddox at 443-409-3551.