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Keyword: 21136

Original release (January 6, 2016  2:45 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man said he was shot in Reisterstown.

The adult male victim told police that at 5 p.m., he had been walking near a stream in the Unit block of  Brampton Court 21136 when he suddenly felt pain in a lower extremity. He realized that he had been shot and went home to treat the wound. He was later transported to the hospital.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives have not been able to locate witnesses to the incident or people who claim to have heard gunshots in the area. They will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

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

Tips can also be submitted to Baltimore County Police online or by email.

UPDATE (December 16, 2015  1:13 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man found deceased in Reisterstown on December 9 as 56-year-old Jose Dela Cruz Esquivel of the 700 block of Grundy Street 21224.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate this case. They are asking anyone with information to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (December 9, 2015  1:36 p.m.):

At 7:37 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to Deaconbrook Circle and Glen Granite Road 21136 for a report of a found body. A person walking in the area saw the body and called police.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the body of a deceased adult male. The man had suffered traumatic injuries.

The man's body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

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

At 9:18 p.m. last night, Baltimore County Fire Department personnel responded to the 100 block of Caraway Road 21136 (Preserve at Owings Mills apartments) for a report of a fire. When firefighters first arrived on the scene, they noticed heavy fire showing and called for a second alarm.

Firefighters rescued seven people and a dog from the second and third floors of the building. There was a total of 10 patients; four of which were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No firefighters were injured while fighting the fire.

The fire was brought under control at 9:51 p.m.

Fire investigators determined that the fire was accidental: caused by a candle that had fallen over in a second floor apartment. Approximately 12 apartments were damaged. Investigators are estimating the damages to be $200,000 to the building and $75,000 to the contents of the building.

Approximately 39 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment and 75 firefighters were assigned to the call.

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