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Police Treating Brooklyn Park Death as a Homicide

Officers found Nick Gilbert Gartelman, 50, in "medical distress" at the 6000 block of Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park on Friday.

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. 

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Michelle October 11, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Nick made lots of mistakes and walked through life regretting them. Nick was a guy who could be a total ass and then do something so kind, it left you stunned. Many of my family members were deeply affected by Nick's choices in life. I hated Nick until I really got to know him and realized he had another side. Everyone's opinion of Nick differs greatly but the bottom line is....whether a person is good or bad in life...they have a family that goes on after their death. That family deserves some respect regardless if you had any for the deceased or not.
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Crime Solver October 13, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Thank you for the compassion Michelle. Some people can be very hurtful when we the family are the ones left to hear negative comments before even burying my dad. County resident please call me 4106895057 to arrange to meet. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.

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