Md. State Police Arrest Suspect in Somerset County Homicide

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The Maryland State Police have arrested a man connected to the murder of a 22-year-old man who was found dead in the backyard of a Somerset County home.

Police say Marquel “Flat” Brumskin, 26, of Salisbury was arrested Monday night as a suspect in the murder of Walter Whitehead.

RELATED: Md. State Police Investigates Body Found in Backyard

Officers found Whitehead, of Salisbury, around 7 a.m. Friday in the backyard of a home located in the 32,000 block of Flower Hill Church Road in Eden, Maryland.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe Brumskin used to live in the 32,000 block of Flower Hill Church Road in a home, where Whitehead’s body was found in the backyard, about five houses down.

Police received a call from a neighbor who saw the body lying in the backyard.

Officers believe Brumskin’s home was vacant at the time of the murder and learned he and Whitehead were involved in an alleged altercation earlier in the afternoon of the murder.

Brumskin has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony and reckless endangerment.

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