BROOKLYN PARK, Md. - Police have arrested a Clayton Avila Battle of Glen Burnie, in connection to a homicide that took place at a local bar.
Officers responded to Dietrich's Tavern in the 7300 block of Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie just after 12:00 a.m., Saturday for a report of shots being fired.
Upon officer arrival it was discovered that a single male victim had been shot multiple times in the torso.
The victim has been identified as 30-year-old, Kelly Terrell Fisher of Gatewood Court in Glen Burnie.
Fisher was transported to Baltimore-Washington Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Homicide Detectives have determined that the suspect, 33-year-old Clayton Battle, exited a vehicle and began shooting at Fisher with a rifle.
Preliminary information indicates that Fisher and Battle knew each other and Fisher may have been targeted for unknown reasons.
During the course of the investigation, Detectives were able to identify Battle as the shooter. Later Saturday, around 11:30 p.m., officers observed and stopped a vehicle on I-97 at I-695 in Glen Burnie in which Battle was traveling.
Battle was found to be the passenger in the vehicle and was subsequently arrested without incident.
Detectives have charged Battle with first and second degree murder of Kelly Fisher, and additional charges of first degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to injure and possession of a concealed deadly weapon.
Battle is being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.
This is the 11th homicide of 2010 in the county, there were 12 in 2009.
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