Baltimore County Police: Man leaves 3 kids at restaurant, commits murder-suicide

Apr 26, 2018

Investigators say just before 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Baltimore County Police received a call for a check on a person located in the 10600-block of Davis Avenue, 21163. 

When officers arrived, they found a 28-year-old woman deceased inside the residence. The victim suffered from at least one gunshot wound.

Working in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County Police Department, officers learned that Anne Arundel County Police were called to Arundel Mills Shopping Center when a man dropped off three small children and left them with citizens inside a restaurant at the Center. The concerned citizens called police and officers quickly determined that the man’s wife may be in danger and notified Baltimore County Police. Afterwards, Anne Arundel Police located the man inside his truck suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, parked in the 7600-block of Sandy Farm Road in Severn. Police preliminarily believe that the man killed his wife, left the children inside the restaurant, and then killed himself inside his truck. According to released statement, police said details cannot be confirmed until completion of both the autopsy and the follow-up investigation.

The victim has been identified as Amber Lynne Cox, 28, of the 10600-block of Davis Avenue, 21163. The suspect has been identified as Harry Anthony Rey, 35, of the same address.

The three children, 7- year old twins and a 6-year old, were not injured and released to the custody of family members.