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Date: Feb 24, 2014

Baltimore County Police are investigating an accident at Bosley Avenue and Chesapeake Avenue in Towson that left one person with life-threatening injuries.

At 12:24 p.m. today, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Bosley Avenue and Chesapeake Avenue in Towson for a report of an automobile accident with injuries. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found one person trapped in a vehicle. That person was later extricated from the vehicle.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a Nissan Altima was stopped on southbound Bosley Avenue waiting to turn left onto Chesapeake Avenue. A Nissan Maxima was traveling northbound Bosley Ave at a high rate of speed in the far right lane approaching Chesapeake Avenue. Another vehicle that was ahead of the Nissan Maxima had stopped before making a right turn onto Chesapeake Avenue. The light for Bosley Avenue turned yellow and the Altima began to make the left turn.  The Maxima then switched lanes to get around the vehicle turning right onto Chesapeake Avenue, locked its brakes, slid into the intersection, and struck the Altima in the rear passenger side. The right rear passenger of the Altima had to be extricated from the vehicle.

The 35-year-old female right rear passenger in the Nissan Altima had not been wearing a seat belt and was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries. The 62-year-old male driver and the 55-year-old female front passenger of the Altima were transported to GBMC for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The 24-year-old driver of the Nissan Maxima was taken to St Joseph's Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

This incident remains under active investigation and any charges placed will depend on the outcome of that investigation.

At 5:54 a.m., the Baltimore County Fire Department responded to a home in the 12400 block of Regwood Rd in Kingsville for a report of a dwelling fire. Upon arriving at the scene, Engine 481 (Kingsville Volunteer Fire Co.) reported fire showing.

Approximately 20 pieces of fire equipment were called in to fight the fire. There were no reports of injuries to firefighters.

Medic units transported two adults and two juveniles to John Hopkins Bayview Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Their current conditions are unknown.

UPDATE: The suspect that was arrested in connection with the February 22 shooting at the Dukes Motel in Rosedale has been identified as 24-year-old Akeem Raghib Smith of the 8200 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just before 7:30 a.m. on February 22, Baltimore County Police responded to the Dukes Motel located in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway for a shooting call. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate a suspect or a victim.

One of the responding officers observed a man fitting the description of the possible shooter, walking into a nearby Royal Farm store, also in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway, 21237. Noticing the officer, the man walked out of the store and attempted to run from the police. The man was detained after a brief foot pursuit. Officers located a handgun inside the store. Officers continued their investigation and placed the man under arrest.

It was determined that the man had an argument with a woman inside a room at the Dukes Motel. The woman left the room and got into her car to leave the area. The suspect shot into the tire of the car to prevent the woman from leaving, but she continued to drive away. Witnesses claim that the suspect fired additional shots at the car, as the woman drove off of the parking lot.

The victim was later located by police, safe and unharmed. No one was harmed during the incident. Additional information will not be available until the suspect is formally charged by police.

Revised June 27, 2017