Detectives are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man in Brooklyn Park on Friday that they believe to be a potential homicide, according to Anne Arundel County police.
At about 9:02 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to the 6000 block of Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park for a reported assault, according to a police press release. Upon arrival, they found Nick Gilbert Gartelman, 50, who was in “medical distress,” police said.
Officers administered CPR and medical aid to the man and paramedics transported him to Harbor Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the release. A police spokesman told Patch he could not explain what "medical distress" meant in the context of the incident on Friday.
Although police have not determined the cause of death, the Homicide Unit has taken over the case and its investigation.
Initial investigations led police to believe Gartelman was involved in a physical altercation with another man prior to officers arriving at the scene. Detectives do not believe this incident to be a random act, according to the release.
Anyone with information on the incident may contact Detective Vince Carbonaro of the Homicide Unit at 410-222-3453 or contact Anne Arundel County police at 410-222-8610.