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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. 

Sean October 06, 2012 at 04:31 PM
His own fault, that's what happens to you when you act a fool and get involved with all that trouble! Unfortunately the county won't get any money he owes them, but they won't have to waste anymore money on him!
Crime Solver October 07, 2012 at 04:16 AM
You know you really should have some resolpect. Nick I'd my father and despite his faults in life he did not deserve that death. You wouldn't like it if I spoke of your father in vein so I would appreciate you keep your comments to yourself. He doesn't need you to morn him because enough people love him
makethem pay October 09, 2012 at 12:44 AM
What an ass to post something like that or to think or feel that way. Nick had his issues but who doesn't. If you really knew him then you would know he had a good heart and would do anything for anybody. He will be very much missed. He was probably helping someone he shouldn't have and I hope whoever is responsible for this pays dearly. My heart thoughts and prayers go out to Nicks family. He really was a good man and will be missed by many.
Crime Solver October 09, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Thank you Makethem Pay! My dad did have a great heart and unfortunately he lost his life over a woman (his weakness). But regardless if he in no longer on this earth his kind gestures can stay in our hearts and live on. I appreciate your kindness and who ever Sean is has to talk trash behind a computer screen. What a looser! I would also like to add that the family is graciously asking for anyone who knew my father if they could donate $5 towards his burial. Due to the unforeseen timing of his death we are not prepared at this time to cover the entire exspense. We appreciate anyone who can donate $5.Thanks, Laura
makethem pay October 09, 2012 at 03:14 PM
You are a waste of air and now I can't get that 15 seconds back I wasted on reading your empty meaningless post. Go play in traffic.
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.
County Resident October 11, 2012 at 07:25 PM
laura how can we get the money to you? thanks
1of many friends October 13, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Yes, ANYTHING to help.. I am sure I will see you at the services and can donate then if I don't hear of a way before then. Be strong.. Makethem pay
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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