Police working to confirm the death of Parkville murder suspect

Cory Bowman tracked to home in Baltimore City


Less than 48 hours after killing his wife, police converged on Perkins Homes in Southeast Baltimore to arrest Cory Bowman when they say another blast from the same shotgun used to kill 28-year old Victoria Glover ended his life.
"At first I thought it was like the tear gas that they throw in," said Diane Corbett, who lives in the complex, "That's what I thought it was until I heard someone say he shot himself in the head."
Bowman had been scheduled to go to trial on Tuesday for allegedly hitting his wife and threatening her with a knife back in February after she woke him up and asked him to go with the rest of the family to church.
Police now believe Bowman drove to his former residence in Parkville where his wife was loading her son into a vehicle and killed her.
"Our detectives were able to connect him with the shotgun that was used to kill her on Tuesday, and we also gained some information that he had been talking about the crime... even confessing to it," said Elise Armacost of the Baltimore County Police Department.
It's a point supported by one of Bowman's relatives.
"His brother called us the other day and said that Cory had called him and told him what he had done," said Glenn Williams, one of the suspect's uncles.
But it begs the question of how a pair of relative newlyweds who had only exchanged vows last year could end up on a deadly path marked with domestic violence, an impending divorce and death.
"Everybody thought they were going to be together for a long time," said Williams, "He was happy.  She was happy.  This right here is just not him.  We don't know what happened or why it happened, but he was on the way to making his life better."
While it may be a formality at this point, police are awaiting forensic evidence to confirm that the man who shot himself last night was indeed Cory Bowman.
It is not uncommon for close friends and family members to be unaware of domestic violence, according to Sandi Timmins from the House of Ruth.  In fact she says *victims often go to quote "great lengths" to hide their abuse.

"The abuser exerts all kinds of control which keeps her attached to the relationship," she said.

Timmins said studies have shown one in four women will find themselves in an abusive relationship at some point in their lives.

An issue of power and control that she says abusers refuse to give up -- sometimes with deadly consequences.

"Until we as a community, as a society, find that behavior abhorrent and do not tolerate that behavior any longer we will continue to see people excuse it," Timmins said.



Baltimore City Police are trying to confirm whether a man found dead inside a residence at the Perkins Homes housing project in Southeast Baltimore Wednesday night is the same man wanted for a murder in Parkville Tuesday morning .

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On Wednesday, Baltimore County Police Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Cory Shirell Bowman charging him with the first degree murder of his estranged wife, 28-year-old Victoria Vernetta Glover. Glover was shot to death in front of her 3-year-old son .

Parkville murder suspect may be dead

Detectives also obtained a search warrant for a location in

Late Wednesday evening, the Baltimore City Police Department Tactical Unit made entry to the location in the 1500 Block of May Ct in reference to the search warrant.

A male was found inside the location, in a bathroom, deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The gun used in the incident, police say, is believed to be the same gun used to shoot Glover.

The identity of the deceased male has not been confirmed at this time but a relative tells ABC2 News the deceased man is the suspect, Cory Bowman . Police say an acquaintance of Bowman's exited the apartment before officers gained entry.

Bowman was identified as a suspect in the Parkville murder, police say, after they were able to link him to the shotgun used to shoot Glover. Investigators say he also made statements after the murder, confessing to the crime.


Murder suspect Cory Bowman
Cory Bowman

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