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The Baltimore County Police Department's Crash Team is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred last night in the 1300 block of Martin Boulevard in Precinct 11/Essex.

The crash occured at about 9:45 p.m. when a northbound motorist driving a Dodge Dart struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Windlass Drive. The driver remained at the scene.

The victim, who died at the scene, has been identified as Nolan Chris Parker, Jr., 48, of no fixed address.

The Baltimore County Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting early this morning near Ebbing Court in Essex.

The incident occurred at about 12:47 a.m. in a wooded area near Ebbing Court. Police responded to this wooded area and found a 21-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital. Because of his injuries, police have not yet been able to interview him about the cirumstances of the shooting.

This is an ongoing investigation. Detectives are looking into whether this was a targeted crime.

Baltimore County Police Lieutenant Ralph Donahoe has been named Officer of the Year by the Essex Elks Lodge #1866.

Lieutenant Donahoe, a 32-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, received a certificate honoring his many years of service and dedication to the community. He was honored on March 28 at the Exalted Ruler’s Party and Awards ceremony.

The Essex Elks Lodge #1866 was instituted in 1952 and has grown from a membership of 60 to 600. The group is a fraternal organization dedicated to the needs of the community. That includes helping children with handicaps or diseases or sponsoring scholarships and other aid to the young people in our county.

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