Nicholas Browning's house

Crime Scene Location in Cockeysville, Maryland, United States

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Nicholas Browning's house

This is the former house of Nicholas Waggoner Browning.

It is situated at 10905 Powers Avenue in Cockeysville, which is a suburb that lies to the north of Baltimore, Maryland.

On February 1st, 2008, 15-year-old honor student Nicholas Browning was attending a sleepover at his friend's house.

At some point during the evening, he called his younger brother, Gregory, and asked him to make sure that the basement door at their house was unlocked.

Shortly after midnight, Nicholas told his friends that he was going back to his place to retrieve his car, which was parked in the driveway.

According to his friends, they were planning on driving around the neighborhood for a while.

Nicholas walked the 20-minute journey back to his home by himself. Meanwhile, his friends remained behind at the sleepover.

When he reached the property, his father, mother, and two brothers were fast asleep.

Once inside, he grabbed his father's 9mm handgun and proceeded to go from one room to the next, shooting his family members in the head while they slept. He even killed his two younger brothers, one of whom had unlocked the basement door for him.

After carrying out the shooting, Nicholas threw the gun into some nearby bushes.

A couple of hours later, he returned to the sleepover and told his friends that he had accidentally fallen asleep in his car.

The following evening, the 15-year-old and three of his friends arrived at the Browning residence. At that point, Nicholas went inside and pretended to discover his father's body in one of the ground-floor rooms.

During the investigation, it was noted that John (45), Tamara (44), Gregory (13), and Benjamin (11) had all been killed without any sign of a struggle. Furthermore, there were no signs of a break-in or that any valuables had been taken.

All of this suggested that the crime was an execution, not a robbery gone wrong.

Following intense questioning, Browning eventually admitted to the crime. Although he claimed that he murdered his father due to physical abuse, this didn't explain why he decided to murder the rest of his family.

According to prosecutors, his true motive was to gain access to a substantial inheritance and insurance payout.

In January of 2009, the teenager pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree murder and was sentenced to four life terms in prison.

He will be eligible for parole in 2031, at the age of 39.

Further information is available in the "Photos" section below.

Nicholas Browning house location

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

39.485763, -76.627692


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The full address for this location is:

10905 Powers Avenue
MD 21030
United States


The house is 0.3 miles north of the corner between Sherwood Road and Powers Avenue. It is situated in Cockeysville, which is a census-designated area in Baltimore County.


Photos of the house and other related images.

10905 Powers Avenue

10905 Powers Ave

This is a realtor's photograph of 10905 Powers Avenue, which was built in 1994.

According to property records, the house was last sold in 2019.

Aerial image

Aerial image.

This is an aerial image of the property.

On the left, you can see a photograph of Nicholas with his two brothers, Benjamin and Gregory.

That night, Nicholas called Gregory and told him to leave the basement door unlocked.

Sadly, Gregory trusted his older brother and did as he asked.

Google Street View

Nicholas Browning home

The Google Street View image above was captured in August of 2022.

David Emory Linthicum

David Emory Linthicum

The house became the scene of another violent incident on February 8th, 2023, when the police responded to a report about a "distressed individual."

The individual in question was 24-year-old David Emory Linthicum.

When a family member escorted the officers down to the basement, Linthicum allegedly opened fire and shot one of them. Fortunately, the officer was not seriously injured and was released from the hospital shortly afterwards.

Notably, this shooting occurred nearly 15 years to the day when Nicholas Browning murdered his entire family. The gunfire also broke out in the exact same basement that Browning had entered during the early hours of February 1st, 2008.

After opening fire on the officers, Linthicum somehow managed to escape from Powers Avenue. In response, a massive manhunt was launched, and residents in Cockeysville and Fallston were urged to remain in their homes.

During the manhunt, Linthicum allegedly shot another detective multiple times in the torso and made off in a police car. However, the vehicle was brought to a halt after the authorities deployed spike strips.

Linthicum was eventually pinned down and arrested in a field near Fallston Mall in the early hours of February 10th, 2023.

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