911 call: Woman ‘in distress’ near Zay Flowers’ home in Ravens

911 call: Woman ‘in distress’ near Zay Flowers’ home in Ravens

On the morning neighbors noticed police outside the home of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Owings Mills, dispatchers received a 911 call from a distressed woman who was geolocated next door, the recording shows.

The dispatch recording provides some new insight into the domestic assault investigation involving Flowers that has reached police departments in two states. Fox 45, which first reported on January 16 The recording also reported that neighbors said police were at Flowers’ home that same morning.

Flowers has not been charged with a crime.

In the recording reviewed by The Baltimore Banner, a dispatcher can be heard calling for an officer to check out a location in the Flowers building. The address is next door to Flowers’ home, even though the sender indicated that location was that They are identified using geolocation technology.

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The dispatcher says a woman was called again — indicating the 911 call had stopped — and that she was crying. She said she wasn’t having an emergency, “but she seemed in distress when she hung up the phone,” the dispatcher says.

It’s not clear if county police did anything in response to the call. County police declined to confirm visiting the home or receiving a call.

Earlier in the week, in response to questions about Flowers, police confirmed they were investigating an alleged assault from January 21, but were unable to provide additional details.

Late Friday, after receiving multiple inquiries from The Baltimore Banner about this investigation and any previous 911 calls, the department issued a statement saying: “The department has an open investigation and is working to determine whether any crime occurred. Any statement asserting that Zee Flowers is a suspect is inaccurate.

Police in Acton, Massachusetts, also acknowledged the existence of a domestic violence incident report related to an incident in Baltimore County last month involving Flores, but declined to release the report, citing state laws that keep communications between victims and police confidential in domestic violence cases. Or sexual assault. An Acton police spokesman also cited the law and declined to answer questions on the matter.

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“We take these matters seriously and will have no further comment at this time,” a Ravens spokesperson said Thursday afternoon.

A standout at Boston College, Flowers was the Ravens’ first-round pick in 2023 and is coming off the best season for a first-year receiver in franchise history. He set rookie records for catches (77) and receiving yards (858) and added six total touchdowns in 16 games.

Flowers also led the Ravens in the playoffs with nine catches for 156 yards and a touchdown, although a goal-line fumble in the championship game proved costly in a 17-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Justin Fenton is an investigative reporter for the Baltimore Banner. He previously spent 17 years at the Baltimore Sun, where he covered the criminal justice system. His book We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption was published by Random House in 2021 and became an HBO miniseries.

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