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Nephew arrested for punching, killing uncle in Glen Burnie

Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 13:00:04-04

A Glen Burnie man was arrested for the death of his uncle Wednesday night.

Officers responded to a call in the 200 block of East Thompson Ave for a reported injury. Police walked into the man's home and found him lying on the kitchen floor dead.

Officials identified the victim as 58-year-old Stephen Boyd Peele. Officers spoke to the Peele's nephew, 26-year-old Devin Peele who was home at the time.

Investigators discovered that Peele and his nephew were fighting which escalated into a violent assault. They say Devin punched his uncle several times causing him to lose consciousness.

Devin Peele was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder and related charges. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

The Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.