Police Rule Suspicious Death a Homicide

Darius Keenan Sr., 50, was found dead in his home on Sunday and the investigation is ongoing.

Police have ruled the suspicious death in Pasadena on Sunday morning as a homicide. Police said evidence found during the investigation appears to link the victim’s son to his death, but no charges related to the death were filed as of Tuesday.

On Monday, Anne Arundel County police reported that in the 400 block of Harlem Avenue on Sunday morning. Police said that they were questioning a family member regarding the incident.

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Bill Martin, a warden at the Ordnance Road Correctional Center in Glen Burnie confirmed that Darius Keenan Sr. was a 20-year veteran employee with the center.

Darius Keenan Sr.’s vehicle was reported as missing from his residence on Sunday. After initiating a nationwide search, members of the North Carolina Highway Patrol located the vehicle in Charlotte, NC.

The driver was identified as 26-year-old Darius Keenan Jr.—who was then arrested and charged with numerous traffic violations in North Carolina, according to Anne Arundel County police.

The state's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore determined that Darius Keenan Sr.’s death was the result of a homicide. According to a press release from police, he died as a result of a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Homicide Unit traveled to Charlotte, NC, to continue the investigation. Police said several search and seizure warrants were executed and detectives recovered evidence linking Darius Keenan Jr. to his father’s death. 

The Anne Arundel County Police Department charged Darius Keenan Jr. with one count of theft of an auto on an arrest warrant, and he is currently being held in Charlotte, NC, for traffic charges and a detainer on an auto theft charge. He has not been charged in connection to his father's death. The Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office is seeking extradition.

The homicide investigation of Darius Keenan Sr. is active and considered ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jackie Davis at 410-222-3413.

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