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Date: Apr 22, 2014

UPDATE (April23):

Baltimore County Police have identified the two-year-old boy bitten by a dog in his Essex home Tuesday as John August Cherny.

Original release (April 22):

At 4:26 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the Unit block of Barnacle Court in Essex for a report of a dog bite. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a two-year-old male with serious injuries to the upper body.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the two-year-old was in the home when a family pet, a three-year-old brown pit bull named Midnight, attacked him. During the struggle to get the dog off of the child, family members killed the dog.

The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say that the family has had the dog since it was a puppy and there have been no previous problems.

UPDATE(April 22):

Baltimore County Police have charged a Windsor Mill man with the shooting death of a neighbor Sunday night.

Brandon Jerome Stanfield (30) of the Unit block of Rocky Brook Ct 21244 is charged with First Degree Murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

At 11:55 p.m. Sunday night, police responded to the area of Winding Brook Road and Rocky Brook Court for a report of shots fired. Officers later found 39-year-old Michael Jefferson Jr  of the Unit block of Rocky Brook Ct 21244 in the front doorway of  his home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.

The initial investigation into the incident indicated that Brandon Jerome Stanfield shot Michael Jefferson Jr after an argument in Michael Jefferson Jr‘s home.

Original release (April 21):

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death last night of a 39-year-old Woodlawn man.

Police were dispatched to a home in the unit block of Rocky Brook Court, 21244, at 11:55 p.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. They found Michael Jefferson Jr., of the unit block of Rocky Brook Court, dead in his home of apparent multiple gunshot wounds. (The Office of the Medical Examiner will determine the manner and cause of death.)

There were no signs of forced entry, and detectives are working to determine whether this was a crime involving people who knew one another. The investigation is ongoing

Booking photo of Brandon Jerome Stanfield

Revised June 27, 2017