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Keyword: 21227

Original release (October 5, 2015  10:01 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Sunday night shooting in Halethorpe that left a man deceased.

Police responded to the 3200 block of Lorena Avenue 21227 just before 8:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim, 26-year-old Harry James Smith Jr of the 4000 block of Annellen Road 21215, was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he was later declared deceased.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that the victim had been visiting friends in the area and was shot shortly after leaving.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives 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 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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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.

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Web tip:

A Friday afternoon crash in Halethorpe has left a man deceased.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that at approximately 3:44 p.m., a 2006 Freightliner cargo truck had been traveling north-bound in the 5000 block of Washington Boulevard 21227. Traveling north-bound behind the cargo truck was a 2012 Honda motorcycle. The motorcycle ran into the back of the cargo truck after both vehicles changed lanes.

The operator of the motorcycle, 26-year-old Patrick Edward Smith of the 1700 block of Winans Avenue 21227, was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he was later declared deceased.

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

UDPATE (June 4):

Robert McCann, the man charged in connection with a 2011 fire that left his mother deceased, has been returned to Maryland. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Booking Photograph of Robert McCann

Original release (May 29):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the August 2011 fire in Halethorpe that left a woman deceased. The suspect is the victim’s son.

On August 25, 2011 at 2:41 a.m., Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to a home in the 2200 block of Alletta Avenue 21227 for a report of a fire. When fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found fire and smoke coming from the home.

When police arrived on the scene, they met with 58-year-old Robert McCann, a resident of the home who had been sitting in a vehicle in the driveway. McCann, who had minor burns and soot on his hands, clothing, and face, told them that his mother was still inside the home.

When firefighters searched the home, they found 90-year-old Edna Marie McCann in a bedroom. She was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation of the fire by the Baltimore County Police Department indicated that Robert McCann had intentionally started the fire. A warrant was obtained for his arrest on May 14 of this year.

Robert McCann moved to Delaware after the fire. The Delaware State Police took him into custody Thursday morning. He is currently in Delaware awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

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