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UPDATE (June 27  7:31 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the three officers involved in a shooting in Owings Mills on June 25.

  • Officer Wilkes - a six year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department
  • Officer Besaw - an eight year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department
  • Officer Stargel - a five year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department

All three officers are assigned to the Franklin Precinct. They have been placed on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit. After the investigation is complete, it will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

This incident will also undergo extensive internal review to determine compliance with departmental policy, rules and regulations.

UPDATE  (June 25  5:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released further information on the police involved shooting this morning in Owings Mills.

A preliminary investigation into the incident has indicated that just after 1 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 3000 block of Hunting Ridge Drive 21117 for an unknown trouble call. The caller into 911 stated that her granddaughter resided at the location and had called her because her mother and father were fighting. When officers arrived on the scene, they could hear a disturbance inside the home. After unsuccessfully trying to get someone to answer the door, three officers forced their way inside because they feared that someone’s life may be in danger.

When the officers entered the home they encountered an adult male making movements that placed the officers in fear that the male had a weapon and would engage them with that weapon. All three officers then fired their service weapons. The exact number of times officers discharged their weapons is not yet known but investigators found 19 shell casings in the area of the incident.

The male was taken to Sinai Trauma Center where he was later declared deceased. He has been identified as 41-year-old Spencer Lee McCain.

The three officers involved in this incident have been placed on administrative status while this incident is reviewed. Due to a contract agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, the officers’ names cannot be released for 48 hours.

The preliminary investigation has also indicated that there was an adult female and two children in the home when the incident occurred. The adult female did have visible injuries but declined transportation to a medical facility. There is a current protective order against McCain which prohibited him from having contact with the female or the children and from going to the location on Hunting Ridge Drive. In addition, police have been called to the Hunting Ridge Drive home approximately 17 times since January 2012.

A weapon was not found during a preliminary search of the location.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit. After the investigation is complete, it will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

Original release (June 25  7:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a police involved shooting early this morning in Owings Mills.

At 1:05 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 3000 block of Hunting Ridge Drive 21117 for an unknown trouble call. As officers were en route to the scene, further information was received that the trouble may be domestic in nature.

When officers arrived at the scene, they could hear a disturbance inside the home. When no one would answer the door, officers had to force their way into the location.

An adult male inside the home then confronted officers. The male produced what officers believed to be a gun and multiple officers, fearing for their safety and the safety of others, opened fire. The male was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Police also found an adult female and two children in the home.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. It is standard procedure for the Homicide Unit to investigate police involved shootings. When the investigation is complete, the report will be turned over to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a Thursday afternoon home invasion in Owings Mills that left two senior citizens injured.

At 4:19 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 9900 block of Middle Mill Drive 21117 for a report of a home invasion. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 76-year-old man and his 76-year-old wife suffering from injuries to their heads.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the couple were inside their home when they heard a knock at the door. When the woman opened the door, she encountered the suspect who started to strike her with what appeared to be a handgun. He then pushed her into a closet near the front door.

When the male came to see what was going on, the suspect struck him in the head several times with the gun and demanded the keys to his Lexus. The suspect took the keys to the Lexus and tried to start it, but was not successful. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The male further told police that the gun broke while the suspect was beating him with it. Police found a piece of plastic, which appeared to be from an air soft gun, in the area where the suspect assaulted him. A broken air soft gun was later found in a wooded area close to the scene.

Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers located the suspect nearby and took him into custody. He has been identified as 21-year-old Wesley John Moore Jr of the 5100 block of Raintree Road 21218. He has been charged with home invasion, armed robbery, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Investigators believe that this was a targeted crime.

Booking Photograph of Wesley John Moore Jr

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in Owings Mills that left a man injured.

Just before 11 p.m. last night, police were called to an area hospital for a patient that was being treated for a gunshot wound. The adult male victim told police that sometime between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., he was in the area of High Falcon Road and Meridian Lane 21117 when the suspect shot him.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Investigators believe that there is no danger to the community.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

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