LAUREL, Md. — He spent a lot of time with his friends at Tobacco Park---a tobacco and vape shop less than two miles from Jordyn Brown’s home in Laurel, and when his girlfriend couldn’t get in touch with him on Monday, she knew something was wrong.
“I had been calling him all day and texting him, because he was actually supposed to pick me up yesterday, and I just thought maybe he didn’t want to talk,” said Mikal Edelin. “but I couldn’t believe it.”
A call for paramedics from the Brockbridge Shopping Center reported a man in need of medical care in his car parked in the lot outside the Tobacco Park, but ultimately, police would discover he was beyond help.
“Officers and paramedics arrived on the scene and found an individual suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body,” said Marc Limansky of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. “He was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Brown leaves behind four children and a family painfully confounded by his death.
“A lot of people don’t like people for their own reasons, and they just don’t care about what they have going on, if they have kids or anything,” said Edelin. “They just…they just…I don’t know.”
Within 24 hours of the discovery of Brown’s body, police had returned to the shopping center in search of leads to a suspect, but they’re calling on the public to help.
“Anyone who has information, may have spoken with Jordyn in the days prior, where he was going, who he was meeting, what were the circumstances,” said Limansky. “Right now, we could take any information anyone has and they can call our Homicide Unit at 410-222-4700.”
You can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.