Suspect In New Year’s Murder Of Teen Girl In Ellicott City Dies

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The teenage boy who police say shot himself in the head after shooting and killing a 16-year-old girl in her Ellicott City bedroom in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day has died.

The boy has been identified by Howard County Police as 15-year-old Sean Crizer, who went to the same school and lived in the same neighborhood as Charlotte.

Police have learned that Charlotte’s parents left their house in the 4800 block of Knoll Glen Drive on New Year’s Eve to pick her up from a party.

They returned home and a short time later, around 2 a.m., Suzanne Zaremba heard a scuffle in her daughter’s bedroom. She entered the room and found Charlotte struggling with a masked suspect.

She was confronted by Crizer, who shot her and Charlotte, according to investigators.