Updated: Jul 3
Detectives Investigating Homicide on Sedgemore Place in Bryans Road, MD:
On May 8 at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Sedgemore Place in Bryans Road, MD, for the report of a domestic assault in progress. Prior to arrival, officers received a report for the sound of gunshots in the same area. When officers arrived, they located an adult male near the intersection of Sedgemore Place and Matthews Road with gunshot wounds. Officers rendered first aid until paramedics arrived. The male was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. He has been identified as Carl Francis Braxton, 30, of Bryans Road.
A preliminary investigation revealed Braxton was reported to have assaulted his girlfriend inside their townhouse. The woman was able to flee and encountered a man who was walking his dog. According to witnesses, Braxton, approached and threatened to harm the man. Braxton continued walking aggressively toward the man, at which time the man, who has a permit to carry a firearm, produced a gun and shot Braxton. The man remained on the scene until officers arrived. He was transported to a police station and subsequently released pending further investigation. At this time there is no indication any of the involved subjects were known to the man.