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UPDATE (May 23, 2017 3:55 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged Antonio Tremayne Jones (45) of the 4900 block of Aberdeen Avenue in Baltimore, 21206, with the shooting of the Baltimore City Police Officer last Thursday. Jones is the estranged husband of the victim's girlfriend.

Jones is charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, and the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original Release (May 18, 2017 10:23 a.m.):

An off-duty Baltimore Police officer was shot last night at his home in Gwynn Oak.

Around 11:22 p.m. yesterday, police from the Woodlawn Precinct were dispatched to a the home after a man, later determined to be a 50-year-old off-duty city officer, was shot through his front door. 

The victim went to answer a knock at his front door but was shot through the door before opening it. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injury.

This shooting continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

Detectives are exploring whether this was a targeted shooting. Detectives do not believe the shooting is connected to any criminal activity on the part of the victim.

Police are withholding the victim's address due to safety concerns.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (February 22, 2017 4:35 p.m.):

Pablo Javier Aleman has been extradited from Ohio and is currently being held without bail at Baltimore County Detention Center for the homicide of Victor Adolfo Serrano in Dundalk on March 17, 2016.

Aleman was arrested in Ohio on March 29, 2016 when he threatened a Glendale police officer with a knife after the officer saw him walking on I-75 and stopped to offer him a ride. The officer shot Aleman once in the abdoman during the altercation. Aleman was treated at a local hospital and released into police custody to face charges for the assault on the officer.

On November 17, 2016, after the adjudication of the case in Glendale, Ohio, Baltimore County Police detectives took Aleman into custody for extradition to Baltimore County. He now awaits his trial for the homicide in the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (March 29, 2016  9:15 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit has obtained an arrest warrant for 46-year-old Pablo Javier Aleman in connection with this incident.

Just before 4:30 p.m. on March 17, police responded to a home in the 6700 block of Woodley Road 21222 for a report of a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 51-year-old Victor Adolfo Serrano suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation led detectives to identify Aleman as the suspect responsible for the crime.

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

Original release (March 17, 2016  7:38 p.m.):

Just after 5 p.m., Baltimore County Police were called to the 6700-block of Woodley Road in Dundalk. When police arrived they found an adult male with trauma to the body.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident at this time. Police will provide additional details at a later time. 

A Parkville man was arrested this morning and charged with first-degree arson in connection with the intentional burning of a home in the Middle River area a year ago.

Joseph Alphonzo Heinze II, 33, of the 3300 block of Taylor Avenue, 21234, is charged with first-degree arson and held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

On May 22, 2015, Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to a home in the 3900 block of Cutty Sark Road, 21220, for a fire. First responders found the first floor of the home on fire. Fire Department personnel extinguished the fire, and there were no reports of injuries.

The homeowner, Heinze, told investigators that he had left the home and when he returned it was on fire.

An investigation by BCoPD Arson detectives led to identification of Heinze as the person responsible for the fire. An arrest warrant was obtained for Heinze on December 6.

Detectives learned that Heinze is a Probationary Emergency Medical Technician with the Baltimore City Fire Department. It has not been confirmed if he was employed with the city Fire Department at the time of the May 22, 2015 fire.

Heinze also is a member of the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Dept. He has been suspended by the company.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016