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POLICE: Edgewood Death Ruled Homicide

The Harford County Sheriff's Office discovered a man dead Sunday morning inside an Edgewood home.

Medical examiners have ruled the death of an Edgewood man found dead in his home Sunday a homicide.

Robert Wesley Johns, 51, was found dead from a gunshot wound inside his Edgewood home on the 1700 block Fountain Rock Way, according to a news release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies were called to the home to check on Johns' well-being. When they arrived, the door was locked, but they heard the sound of the television from inside and saw blood on the door, according to the release.

Deputies then spotted a body on the floor inside the home and forced their way inside. The house appeared to have been ransacked, the release states.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Johns died as a result of a gunshot wound and has ruled the death a homicide.

Detectives have not released any further information about the investigation, and are asking for help from the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Chris Sergent, 410-836-5428.

Those who want to stay anonymous can report their information online, or by text messaging Metro Crime Stoppers at "CRIMES" (274637) and starting the message "MCS," then adding the tip. Qualifying tips that lead to a conviction may be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward.

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Steve April 24, 2013 at 04:32 AM
I will miss Bobby immensely he was one of a kind. through many hard times and good times we remained friends for the past twenty five plus years. Loved him like family. Many fond memories of our years at Vander Vanders now Reeds at Bayview community. So many lives where touched by Bob in various ways .From the fishing, dirt bikes, motor cycles,bonfires.drag racing, going out on the boat. working on each others cars, to working on the neighbors yards and shoveling driveways in the snow storms. Bob usually had an ability to make everything fun no matter what the endeavor was. And lets not forget his Masterful Carpentry skills. Gonna miss him. Rest Peacefully Brother, LOVE YA
Steve April 24, 2013 at 05:08 AM
I certainly hope that justice is served on Bobby's behalf. It would be a shame for this to go unsolved. Joanne if you here anything about any services for him please let me know.
Donna April 25, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Annod It is so disturbing when you found out someone you knew and lived on the same street with for many years has been murdered. No matter was what happened, I am sure that killing someone is not the answer! I pray for whatever family he has left and all his friends that are grieving and may justice be served! RIP Bobby! Now you can rest with your mom.
Debbie Bollinger (Way) April 27, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Bobby was my high school sweetheart and we lived in good ole Bayview TP. He lived there with his Mother who was a beautiful person inside and out, just like Bobby. Unfortunately, we lost touch over the years and I know he had a few rough spots, but he was a good soul and I feel so awful this happened to him. His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
concerned citizen April 28, 2013 at 01:22 AM
May justice prevail. He sounds like he was a nice fellow. R.I.P.

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