Dec 7, 2018, 3:05 PM ET

Teen allegedly robs, kills salesman in a Maryland model home

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A teenager has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Maryland sales representative who was found shot to death inside a model home, authorities said Friday.

Dillon Augustyniak, 18, killed Steven Wilson, 33, in a premeditated attack motivated by robbery, Anne Arundel County Police said at a news conference Friday.

PHOTO: Dillon Nicholas Augustyniak was arrested for the killing of a real estate sales representative in a model home in Maryland.Anne Arundel County/Maryland Police
Dillon Nicholas Augustyniak was arrested for the killing of a real estate sales representative in a model home in Maryland.

Officers responding to a 911 call found Wilson with a gunshot wound in the model home and sales center Wednesday about 5 p.m., the department said. The model home is part of a development in Hanover, a suburb of Baltimore.

In the 911 call, a man was breathing heavily, sounding in distress, according to court documents.

A voice in the background was saying, "Where is the money?" and, "Who are you talking to?" according to the documents.

Video surveillance showed a suspect with a long gun, and the weapon that may have been used was recovered in the suspect's home, according to documents.

Augustyniak lives in nearby Jessup, within walking distance of the crime scene, police said.

Wilson's phone and laptop were stolen, according to documents.

"Impulse met opportunity in this incident," Tim Altomare, police chief at the Anne Arundel County Police Department, said during Friday's news conference.

PHOTO: Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare speaks about an arrest made in the killing of a salesman in a model home in Hanover, Md., in a press conference on Dec. 7, 2018.WMAR
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare speaks about an arrest made in the killing of a salesman in a model home in Hanover, Md., in a press conference on Dec. 7, 2018.

Altomare also thanked the public for their quick response, which he said led to the suspect’s arrest Friday morning. Augustyniak was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, theft and the use of a firearm in a violent crime, police said.

He was held without bond and will return to court for a bail review on Monday, according to prosecutors.

Wilson lived in Annapolis and was a sales and marketing representative working out of the suburban model house, police said.

Wilson is survived by his wife and two children, The Capital Gazette reported.

His family said in a statement, "We are incredibly grateful for the efforts of investigators who have tireless worked non-stop to find the person who killed Steven Wilson. The outpouring of love and support from friends and total strangers has been overwhelming. Hundreds of people who knew Steve have offered comfort and solace during this difficult time."

Altomare said there is no indication model homes or real estate agents are being targeted at this time, but said they should be generally vigilant.

ABC News' Dee Carden, Kate Hodgson and Amanda Maile contributed to this report.

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  • Sundown

    Human garbage. This world has too much.

  • David Hoffman

    Lots of job openings advertised out there in a relatively decent economy and we still have this.

  • CaptnBlynd

    Another one we will not execute. Average time served for murder, 7.5 years. He will likely be out on parole before he is 30.

  • Hank Kelly

    How sad. You can be doing the most mundane and routine things and some nut job can take your life.

  • ShadowBanned Tier 1 Operative

    Maryland not sending us their best.

  • Armed and Psychotic Loner

    "Impulse met opportunity in this incident,"

    And a gun made it real. Much more efficient and civilized than a knife or a baseball bat.

  • allison kirkpatric

    Suspect used a gun? Wow, I'm just shocked!

  • just saying

    Baltimore! some things don't change.

  • Lawrence Wilson

    So he is an adult teen, nice to know this will keep it in adult court.

  • Prophet With Honor

    Meeting a stranger in a vacant house is risky. Had a gruesome kidnapping/murder locally a few years back due to a similar situation.

  • John S. Henchey

    When a suspect is arrested for an offense the Police are quick to point out every detail of him and present THEIR evidence to the media. The media generally presents the Police version as FACT.
    When the Police kill someone, there are no details. Only that it is "Under investigation"
    Interesting.

  • Thomas

    That was fast work. Good job

  • ShawnLetwin

    worthy of national news?...with that said, care and comfort to the victims family and friends..sad and tragic

  • Thomas

    Showing a house to strangers puts the representative in a vulnerable position .

  • Robin

    Female friend of mine who was a real estate agent always packed when she did open houses.