GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Police have charged Devin Peele, 26, with first-degree murder and other related charges in the death of his uncle.

Anne Arundel Police say officers responded to the 200 block of East Thompson Avenue in Glen Burnie for a report of a sick/injured subject around 8:12 p.m. Wednesday. Once they arrived, they say they found Stephen Peele, 58, dead on the kitchen floor.

Devin Peele. (Photo Courtesy Anne Arundel County Police Department)

Homicide investigators determined that Devin and Stephen became involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. They allege Devin punched Stephen several times, causing him to lose consciousness.

Police said Devin threw a dumbbell and a kitchen appliance at his uncle, which killed him. An autopsy reveals the victim died of blunt force trauma, and now Devin Peele has been charged with murder.

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