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Three arrested for deadly January shooting in Towson

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Posted at 3:17 PM, May 27, 2022

TOWSON, Md. — Three people were arrested for a shooting and killing a man after a carjacking in Towson on January 9.

Baltimore County Police said they have arrested 19-year-old Steven Santiago, 20-year-old Stephen Parker and 20-year-old Kaleb Jackson.

They have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Quenten Branch.

In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, January 9, Baltimore County police officers responded to the intersection of Goucher Boulevard and Colbury Road in Towson where they discovered Branch lying on the ground next to the Mercedes that he had been driving, suffering from a gunshot wound, and more than four months later, two men are facing charges in his death.

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“So these two suspects approached the victim in this case and this was an attempted carjacking that led to a homicide,” said Joy Stewart of the Baltimore County Police Department.

When detectives looked at surveillance footage from some of the commercial businesses here along Goucher Boulevard near the intersection, they saw a white Toyota Prius at about the time of the murder.

“Through our investigation, it was determined that the vehicle used to commit this crime was also tied to other crimes in neighboring jurisdictions,” said Stewart.

An armed robbery of a commercial business in Baltimore City, to be exact, just an hour before the Towson murder, with a clear view of that same white Prius used as a getaway car.

It was later determined it had been carjacked in Prince George’s County.

“We are one step closer to getting justice for the victim’s family in this case,” said Stewart.