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    Baltimore County Police detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting in Gwynn Oak in December 2013 that left a man deceased.

    The family of the victim is offering an additional $1,000.00 through Metro Crime Stoppers for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

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    The Baltimore County Police Department is continuing to investigate a homicide that occurred in December 2013. The family of the victim has added $1000 to the Metro Crime Stoppers reward.
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Keyword: first degree assault

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect with first degree assault in connection with an incident in Gwynn Oak.

At 11:16 p.m. last night, Baltimore County Police responded to the 3800 block of Byfield Road 21207 for a report of a domestic. The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim had gone to the suspect’s home to locate the victim’s wife. Once at the location, he encountered the suspect and the two began to argue. During the argument, the suspect pulled a gun from his sweat pants pocket and pointed it at the victim’s face. Police located the suspect in his home and took him into custody.

A 40 caliber Glock 27 handgun was recovered from the home.

Officers learned that the suspect is a Baltimore City Firefighter.

The suspect has been identified as 59-year-old Clarence Watford Jr. of the 3800 block of Byfield Road 21207. He has been charged with first degree assault and second degree assault and was released on $50,000 bail.

Booking photograph of Clarence Watford Jr.

At 6:28 p.m. Tuesday night, Baltimore County Police responded to the 2000 block of North Norhurst Way 21228 for an assault in progress. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim with a single stab wound to the upper body.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim and the suspect, who is the victim’s step-father, were arguing in their home in the 2000 block of North Norhurst Way 21228. The argument later turned physical. When the victim went outside, the suspect followed him and stabbed him once. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

The suspect has been identified as 62-year-old John Leonard Smith of the 2000 block of North Norhurst Way 21228. He has been charged with attempted first degree murder and related charges, and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore county Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Booking photo of John Leonard Smith

Baltimore County Police are investigating an incident in Pikesville Friday night where a woman was intentionally struck by a car.

At 6:44 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Idylwood Road and Gwynnvale Road in Pikesville for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a car. When officers arrived on the scene they discovered a female in her 50s lying in the street with serious injuries.

The female was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown.

As officers conducted their investigation into this incident, they determined that a silver vehicle had intentionally struck the female.

The identity of any suspects or the motive behind this crime remains unknown. There is no further information available on the suspect vehicle.

This incident is under investigation by Pikesville Precinct patrol personnel.

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

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