Grand Jury Decides Not to Charge in Officer Involved Shooting

After deliberating for less than 3 minutes, the Grand Jury decided against any charges for Ofc. McCain for a shooting on 7/3/18 in Rosedale.

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The Baltimore County police officer who shot a shoplifting suspect July 3 in Rosedale will not be charged, according to the state’s attorney for Baltimore County.

A Baltimore County grand jury declined to charge Officer First Class McCain after hearing the facts of the case and viewing body camera footage from the incident on Wednesday, according to a news release from Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger’s office.

McCain, a 17-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, shot Micah Tucker, 38, who was sitting in the passenger seat of what police said was a stolen SUV driven by 32-year-old Robyn Slack, of Cedmont.

It is at least the second time McCain has shot a shoplifting suspect. He fatally shot a man who was allegedly attempting to steal detergent from a Giant Food in Catonsville in 2017, and was also involved in a nonfatal shooting in 2006.

He was suspended with pay at the time of the incident, police said. It was unclear if he had returned to work as of July 18.

“As with any police-involved shooting, the police department will conduct an administrative review of all of the officers’ actions who were involved in this incident,” Cpl. Shawn Vinson, a spokesman for the police department, said

Tucker, a Belair-Edison resident, according to court records, was suspected of shoplifting from a Walgreens in Parkville early July 3. His shooting followed a 15-minute police chase as officers followed the SUV from Harford and Joppa roads to the 7400 block of Pulaski Highway. During the pursuit, another police vehicle attempted to block the car, footage from McCain’s body camera showed. The SUV turned and crashed into McCain’s police cruiser.

Later, McCain could be heard shouting at Slack and Tucker, “Stop the car! Stop the car!” before firing his gun at the car 11 times. It was unclear from the footage whether Slack headed toward McCain, as police said, or whether she was attempting to flee the scene.

McCain was not hurt in the July 3 incident.

Shellenberger declined to say whether his office sought charges against McCain.

“We decided to let the grand jury make the decision. So they heard the facts and we were leaving it up to them,” he said. “We thought it would be important for the public to know that an independent group of Baltimore County citizens made the decision.”

Members of the media were allowed to watch the footage taken by McCain’s body camera during the incident earlier this month. Although no charges were filed against McCain, Shellenberger said his office will not release McCain’s body camera footage to the public because cases are still open against Tucker and Slack, and it could prejudice juries.

Tucker was charged with two counts of theft less than $100, and Slack was charged with second-degree assault and two counts of theft less than $100, court records show. Tucker was released, and Slack is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Attorneys for Tucker and Slack were not listed in court documents.

Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this article.

Death Notification: Edith Martin

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Edith Martin, grandmother of Officer Brad Martin.

Memorial Service to be held on Monday 07/09/2018 from 1600-1900 hours Ruck Funeral Home 1050 York Rd Towson, MD 21204

Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday 07/10/2018 at 1000 hours  Ruck Funeral Home 1050 York Rd Towson, MD 21204.
Burial to follow

Please keep Officer Martin and the Martin family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

Death Notification: Allen McMillan

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Allen McMillan, father of Corporal Jonathan (Scott) McMillan #4200 on July 7, 2018.

The family will be having a private funeral service.  Please keep the McMillan family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Death Notification: Delmer Powers

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Mr. Delmer Powers, grandfather of Officer Kyle Tracey.

Viewing and Funeral Service to be held on Saturday 07/14/2018 at 1400 hours Turnpike Baptist Church 519 S. Main Street, Shrewsbury PA 17361

Please keep Officer Tracey and family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

Death Notification: Angela Minton

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Angela Minton, grandmother of Ofc. Andrew Minton #4836. Mrs. Minton was also the grandmother-in law of Ofc. Marc Thoericht #4453 and Cpl. Matthew German # 4184 of Precinct 11.

The family will receive friends at Evan’s Funeral Home located at 8800 Harford Rd on Friday July 6, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Funeral services will immediately follow at St. Ursula Catholic Church located at 8801 Harford Rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gilchrist Hospice.


Death Notification: Michael Raymond “Mickey” Kappes

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Michael Raymond “Mickey” Kappes, son of  Albert Kappes, 3rd, and brother of Albert Kappes, 4th, on June 27, 2018.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.  Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with Rev. Art Monroe and Deacon Charles E. Barnhart, Jr. co-officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Taneytown.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Juvenile Diabetes at JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or www2.jdrf/org/donation, Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157 or or Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158 or


Death Notification: Donald DeBoy

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of  ​Donald DeBoy, father of Steve DeBoy, retired, on Friday June 1, 2018 after a short battle with Dementia and Congestive Heart Failure. He has been cremated and a Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held on Saturday June 23, 2018 at 10am at the Ascension Catholic Church 4603 Poplar Ave. Halethorpe Md. 21227. The obituary notice is listed on the Candlelight Funeral Home website.​”

The Association extends its sympathy to Brother DeBoy and his family.​

Death Notification: Peggy Faye Benson

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Peggy Faye Benson, mother of Ofc. Terry Benson #4245.

The family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 3:00 pm to  5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Death Notification: Karma Faye Harmon

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Karma Faye Harmon, the mother of CAT Sergeant Pat Harmon on 6/6/2018 after a lengthy illness. The family has made the following arrangements:

Date/Times – Friday 6/15/2018  3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Location – Collins Funeral Home – 500 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20901.

Funeral/Memorial Service:
Date/Time – Saturday 6/16/2018  11 a.m.-12 at the funeral home.
Interment: Parklawn Memorial Park – 12800 Veirs Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20853, following the service.

All are welcome. Flowers can be sent to the listed address.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Death Notification: Daniel Drapinski

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of  Daniel Drapinski, father of retired Lieutenant David Drapinski, father-in -Law of retired officer Laura Drapinski and retired Capt. Roger Sheets on June 10, 2018

Viewing at  Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services
3 Newport Drive Forest Hill, Maryland 21050

Wednesday 6/13 from 2-4 and 7-9

Funeral – Thursday 6/14 at St. Ignatius Church Hickory, Maryland 10:30 AM

Burial – Highview Memorial Gardens Cemetery  Fallston, Maryland

Death Notification: Steven M. Lurz

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mr. Steven M. Lurz.

Mr. Lurz is the father of Officer Lynnie Buser of the Pikesville Precinct. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

The funeral services are private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 – 2018 Candidate Endorsements

Baltimore County Council
First District – Councilman Tom Quirk
Second District – Candidate Izzy Patoka
Third District – Councilman Wade Kach
Fourth District – Councilman Julian Jones
Fifth District – Councilman David Marks
Sixth District- Councilwoman Cathy Bevins
Seventh District -Councilman Todd Crandell

Baltimore  County Circuit Court Judges
Judge Deeley
Judge Finifter
Judge Jakubowski
Judge Robinson

Maryland State Senate
Eighth District – Senator Kathy Klausmeier
Eleventh District – Senator Bobby Zirkin

Maryland State House of Delegates
Seventh District – Delegate Kathy Szeliga
Eighth District – Delegate Joe Cluster
Eleventh District – Delegate Dana Stein



Death Notification: Leslie Charles Pahl

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Leslie Charles Pahl, Grandfather of Officer Daniel Pahl. Leslie Pahl passed away Sunday, 5/27/18.

Viewing will be held Wednesday 5/30 from 1400-1600 hours, & 1800-2000 hours at Burrier Queen Funeral Home , 1212 W Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD 21784.

Also, Thursday 5/31, 1330-1430 hours, followed by the service at the Burrier Queen and Cemetery, Lakeview Memorial Park, 2724 Liberty Road.