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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.

A stabbing in Landsdowne early Saturday morning has left a man injured.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that just after midnight, the adult male victim was in an apartment in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle 21227 and became involved in an argument with two females. During the argument, one of the females stabbed him.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Detectives have obtained arrest warrants for two people in connection with this incident. Both were taken into custody in Pennsylvania and are awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

  • Keshawn Monee Ellis (23) of the 1100 block of West Poplar Street in York, PA
  • Brittany Nicole Marie Turek (23) of the 1100 block of West Poplar Street in York, PA

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Violent Crimes Unit.

UPDATE (March 24):

Baltimore County Police have charged two people in connection with the March 21 shooting in Halethorpe that left a 15-year-old boy injured.

  • Keith Gerrard Jay (28) of the 4500 block of Valley View Avenue 21206. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
  • Ebony Dashaye Giddins (23) of the 4200 block of McDowell Lane 21227. She has been charged with accessory after the fact and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

Just after 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 4200 block of Annapolis Road for a shooting. After arriving on the scene, officers located a 15-year-old male victim that had been shot once in the lower body.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim had been on the basketball courts at Baltimore Highlands Elementary School when he was approached by Jay who was armed. The victim ran from the basketball courts and somewhere between there and the west side of Oak Road, the suspect shot him once.

Investigators believe that Jay targeted the victim.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

After the shooting, Jay got into a vehicle driven by Giddins and fled the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Violent Crimes Unit.

Booking Photograph of Keith Gerrard Jay

Booking Photograph of Ebony Dashaye Giddins

UPDATE (March 23):

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate this case. They now believe that this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (March 21 9:55 p.m.):

Detectives continue to investigate the Saturday afternoon shooting in Halethorpe that left a teenage boy injured.

At 4:07 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 4200 block of Annapolis Road for a shooting. After arriving on the scene, officers located a 15-year-old male victim on the west side of Oak Road north of Virginia Avenue. The victim was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the lower body and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim had been on the basketball courts at Baltimore Highlands Elementary School. He was approached by a suspect armed with a gun and he ran from the basketball courts. When the victim was somewhere between the basketball courts at the school and the west side of Oak Road, the suspect shot him once.

Detectives are 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.

Original release (March 21 5:30 p.m.):

At 4:07 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 4200 block of Annapolis Road for a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a male juvenile suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The Violent Crimes Unit has been requested to respond.

No further information is available at this time.

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: http://metrocrimestoppers.org/

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