Baltimore County police charged the husband of a Parkville woman killed Tuesday with first degree murder Wednesday. Officers tracked Cory Shirell Bowman to a Baltimore home late Wednesday and found a man inside dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Victoria Vernetta Glover, 28, was shot in front of her home while loading her 3-year-old son into a car. Cpl. John Wachter, a Baltimore County police spokesman, said police are working to confirm whether Bowman was the dead man found inside a residence in the Perkins Homes housing project in Southeast Baltimore.
Bowman, 38, was also being sought by police on a warrant in a case in which he is accused of attacking Glover and threatening her with a knife.
Glover was in the midst of divorcing Bowman, whom she married in May 2012, according to court records. Police described Bowman and Glover as “estranged.”
She had a protective order against him, signed by a judge in the days following the alleged February assault, and he was not allowed to contact her or go to their home in the 1300 block of Dalton Road in Parkville as a condition of his bail in the case.
Bowman failed to appear in court Tuesday for a scheduled trial in the assault case. His public defender, Phillip Heller, could not be reached for comment.
Glover was pronounced dead on the street in front of the Dalton Road home after police responded to reports of gunfire about 8:45 a.m. She had been shot at least once with a shotgun, according to police.
Shell casings were collected from the ground around the car, and neighbors told police they saw a vehicle speed away after the gunfire.
Bowman had been due in Baltimore County Circuit Court at 9:15 a.m. to face second-degree assault and weapons charges in the February arrest.
Less than 48 hours after killing his wife, police converged on Perkins Homes in Southeast Baltimore to arrest Cory Bowman when they say another blast from the same shotgun used to kill 28-year old Victoria Glover ended his life.
Baltimore police went to the apartment late Wednesday after Baltimore County police obtained search and arrest warrants. The arrest warrant was for 38-year-old Cory Shirell Bowman, charging him with first-degree murder of his estranged wife.