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On July 22, 2017, officers from the Woodlawn precinct responded to the Motel 6 located in the 1600 block of Whitehead Court, for an injury call. During the course of their initial investigation, officers discovered that a small child had been kidnapped from the location.

Dominique Manago told officers that a known man was taking care of her 1-year-old child, Kalani Goodson. The man came to the motel with the child inside his car. He knocked on the door of the room, while Manago was inside the room. Manago refused to open the door for the man. The suspect went back to his car and started to leave the area with the child. As the man was leaving, Manago ran up to the car and tried to remove her daughter from inside the car. The suspect moved his car back and forth causing Manago to fall to the ground, then drove off with the child still in the car.

Police began searching for Kalani Goodson immediately and she was located at approximately 7 p.m. in the Wilkens area of Baltimore County, when officers saw the suspect’s vehicle. Kalani Goodson was recovered by police, safe and unharmed.

The suspect was arrested and charged with one count of kidnapping a child under the age of 16. Clarence James Harris, 65, of the 300-block of Saybrooke View Drive, 20877 is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Baltimore County Police have become aware of and are investigating a 2:24 video depicting an altercation between an officer and a male civilian in Towson.

Police have determined that the incident occurred at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, February 23, when on-duty officers witnessed a disturbance among several members of a large crowd in the 400 block of York Road. Officers at the scene included Baltimore County Police, Baltimore County Auxiliary Police and Maryland State Police; it is unclear whether other agencies also were involved.

At least two people -- a male and a female -- were arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, second-degree assault and  drug charges.

The video shows an officer confronting a male who is filming the arrests. The person filming the incident was not arrested and has not come forward to file a complaint. BCoPD has begun an investigation of this incident and would like to talk to the person who was filming so that a complete picture of what happened can be constructed. Recognizing that a video often represents only a small part of an incident, investigators want to know more about what happened before and after the events depicted on the video.

BCoPD recognizes and respects the right of citizens to film officers on duty, in a public place, unless the person filming has violated some law or statute.

Update, February 10: The suspects in this shooting are Christopher Carl Green, 22, of the 6800 block of Eastridge Road, 21208; and Elmer Shelton Blackwell Jr., 21, of the 3100 block of Betlou James Place, 21207. Green is charged with first degree assault (for attempting to use his vehicle to run over a Woodlawn officer), resisting arrest and various gun and drug charges; he is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Blackwell is charged with resisting arrest and various gun and drug charges; he was released on $75,000 bail.

The Baltimore County Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred last night in the Woodlawn Precinct.

On February 6, at approximately 7:24 p.m., police responded to the 6800 block of Townbrook Drive, 21207 in reference to gunshots heard in the area. Police investigation revealed that suspects in a dark colored vehicle were possibly responsible for shooting at an unknown victim who was last seen running away from the scene toward Windsor Boulevard. Police were also able to locate shell casings at the scene.

After a brief search of the surrounding area, officers located a vehicle fitting the description of the suspect vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the suspects inside the vehicle attempted to elude the police officers. A brief pursuit ensued and with the assistance of the Baltimore County Police helicopter, the two unidentified male suspects were arrested in the area of Eastridge Road and Huntington Drive, 21207. Police recovered a handgun from the vehicle. The suspects were transported back to the Woodlawn Precinct.

The victim in this case has not been identified at this time.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017